Man charged with Fort Dodge, Iowa brothers' murders

FORT DODGE, Iowa-  A Fort Dodge man has been arrested and charged with the murders of two brothers earlier this week.

Police arrested 28-year-old Tanner King last night.  He's accused in the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Marion Rhodes and 34-year-old Eldominic Rhodes.   

Police records show that the two brothers came upon two other men who were arguing over drugs. 

According to the police report another argument ensued and investigators say one of the men, 28 year-old Tanner King, pulled out a gun and shot the two brothers before attempting to shoot the third man.

“It’s a tough loss, it’s a big pill to swallow” said Jeremy Mack, the younger brother of Marion and Eldominic. The three were part of a hip-hop group called ‘Six Gang’.  Mack says music was their bond.

The brothers' bodies were found early Monday morning in an alley, at 910 2nd Avenue North  in Fort Dodge.Investigators say King is also charged with attempted murder, accused of also shooting at 28-year-old Cletio Clark, who was not injured.

King is being held in the Webster County Jail.  

Police say the investigation is continuing despite the arrest, and are encouraging those with more information about the case to contact detectives or Crime Stoppers at (515) 573-1444 (STOP), online at or by texting “LEC” and the tip to CRIMES (274637).


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