The Ames Police Department has apprehended a man on an outstanding warrant charge amid an investigation into a Memorial Day attempted murder.
An afternoon Ames PD press release stated that both Ames and Story County Emergency Response Teams executed search warrants at two different Ames addresses Monday, leading to the arrest. The locations are as follows:
• 4709 Steinbeck Street #4
• 108 Jewel Drive #104
During the two searches, 18-year-old Wunnie Conteh was arrested on a warrant and charged with Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor, which reportedly stemmed from a May 20 incident.
It is unknown whether Conteh is in any way linked to Monday morning’s south Ames shooting, which officials have labeled as an “attempted murder”.
According to an earlier press release, the Ames Police Department responded to Mary Greeley Medical Center at approximately 12:45 a.m. for a victim who had be admitted for a gunshot wound. Further investigation led responding officers to determine that the shooting occurred just a few minutes prior in the 600 block of South 17th Street.
The victim’s condition is currently unknown, per the release. Police are not releasing the victim’s name until family can be notified.
The release stated that detectives continue to investigate the shooting, and it is not believed that there is an ongoing threat to the public.
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 the case.
Attempts to contact a spokesman with Ames PD have been unsuccessful as of 3:30 p.m. Monday.
If you have any information regarding the shooting, Ames PD is asking that you call 515-239-5133. Reports can also be filed anonymously by calling 515-239-5533.