Ankeny Police Need Help Identifying Vehicle Possibly Involved in Last Month's Police Station Shooting
The police station was struck by multiple rounds of gunfire in the early morning hours of April 29.
The Ankeny Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a vehicle possibly involved in last month's early-morning shooting at the police station.
Police released a photo of what appears to be a van after the department reviewed surveillance footage from businesses surrounding the station, located at 411 S.W. Ordnance Rd. The vehicle is being sought out in its possible connection with an incident that occurred around 1 a.m. on April 29 where multiple rounds of gunfire struck police headquarters.
If anyone has information regarding this vehicle or its owner, call Lt. Ben Bowersox 515-289-5255 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at 515-223-1400.
Our Earlier Coverage:
Video from the Ankeny Police Department showed multiple rounds of gunfire were shot by someone in a vehicle driving west on Southwest Ordnance Road. The vehicle slowed down long enough to discharge multiple rounds, said Police Chief Gary Mikulec on May 1.
The initial investigation suggests the shots were fired from the area of Ordnance Road.
Mikulec said multiple shots struck the front of the building's second floor, with several deflected by the brick. Some bullets went through windows and were found inside.
Ankeny police employees didn't realize the building had been targeted until Sunday morning when a records clerk noticed glass shards on the floor as she began work, Mikulec said.
The building is occupied around the clock and the bullet trajectory and pattern were clearly intended to strike the police department, authorities said. Employees working in the building overnight were in the rear of the station's first floor, protecting them from the shots.