Ames Police Continue Search for Suspect After Man Shot Multiple Times

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AMES, Iowa -- Police in Ames are still searching for a suspect after a man was shot several times and sent to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Neighbors say they're on edge after reports came in around 3:30 p.m. of an alleged shooter on the loose near the 3800 block of Tiverton Court.

"We just heard a lot of sirens and that`s unusual for this part of town, it`s usually quiet," said Jill Ramak. "Jim turned on the scanner and that`s when we found out there was a shooter in the area."

It all started when police say two men got into some type of dispute.

"There was some type of argument that took place in a vehicle that the two people were in and then it escalated to a shooting," said Commander Jason Tuttle of the Ames Police Department.

Commander Tuttle said the victim was shot multiple times and taken by ambulance to a Des Moines hospital. His condition is unknown.

Witnesses say the suspect headed north from the location of the shooting and police were quick to create a perimeter.

"At this point, we`re being overly cautious and bringing in the K-9 unit to see if we can track the suspect and locate him tonight," said Commander Tuttle.

The Iowa State Patrol brought in armed troopers as well as a plane to help assist in the search for the suspect.

Neighbors say it's a scene they're not used to seeing.

"That's crazy, Ames is pretty quiet in general and this area is very quiet," said James Lazzell. "We don`t see a lot of police at all just because it`s very quiet."

And although police say the suspect has likely fled the scene, neighbors say they aren't taking any chances.

"We live in a secure building so that helps a little bit but we`ll definitely keep our doors locked," said Lazzell.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male in his 20's and about six-feet-tall with shoulder-length dreadlocks. At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

He is considered armed and dangerous.


If you have any information, you're urged to call Ames police or Crimestoppers at 515-223-1400.


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