SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — (UPDATE) The suspect in a fatal shooting on Sioux City’s west side has been arrested according to the Sioux City Police Department. 

Sioux City Police Department officials have announced that they have arrested Joseph Cruz, 19, of Sioux City for his alleged connection to the fatal shooting on Saturday.

According to a release from the police department, Cruz has been charged with two counts of murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon causing serious injury, and willful injury.

He has been booked into the Woodbury County Jail.


An investigation was launched on Saturday after officials responded to shots fired in Sioux City.

According to a release from the Sioux City Police Department, Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of West 5th Street for a report of a shooting at 2:15 a..

The release stated that when officials arrived, one victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Officials say that they don’t have a suspect in custody yet, and they are not actively looking for a suspect at this time. They also advised that the suspect has been determined to not be a threat to the public.

Policing Sergeant Thomas Gill stated that they believe that they have identified the suspect and they may be in the hospital being treated for a gunshot wound.

The victim’s identities are not being released at this time until their family has been notified.

The investigation is still ongoing.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.