The Ames Police Department has arrested a juvenile in connection to a shooting that occurred early Monday, which is being called an attempted murder.
According to an updated press release, an unidentified 15-year-old male has been taken into custody and charged with Attempted to Commit Murder, a class “B” felony.
The announcement comes just one day after the public was notified of a shooting that allegedly occurred in the 600 block of South 17th Street sometime before 12:45 a.m. Monday. Ames PD responded to Mary Greeley Medical Center on a call of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
Later the same day, police announced that search warrants had been executed at two different Ames addresses, leading to the arrest of a man who had been wanted on an Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon charge. The arrest warrant was linked to a different incident, which reportedly occurred on May 20.
The juvenile facing the attempted murder charge, whose name is currently being withheld due to his age, was transported to a juvenile detention center following his arrest.
In addition, Ames PD has identified the shooting victim as 18-year-old Anthony M. Davis of Ames. According to the updated release, Davis remains hospitalized in “stable condition.”
The alleged attempted murder comes just three weeks after a man was shot and killed outside of a north Ames apartment building during the early morning hours on a Monday. There has been no known suspect apprehended or identified in that case.
This week’s shooting remains under investigation, with the potential for additional charges, per the release. If you have any information regarding the incident, Ames PD is asking that you call 515-239-5133. Reports can also be filed anonymously by calling 515-239-5533.