Ankeny Police Headquarters Struck by Gunfire
April 30, 2012
Ankeny Police Headquarters Struck By Gunfire
Gary J. Mikulec, police chief
City of Ankeny Police Department
ANKENY, Iowa (April 30, 2012) - The Ankeny Police Department is investigating several rounds of gunfire that struck police headquarters at 411 SW Ordnance Road over the weekend.
The building is occupied 24 hours daily and the bullet trajectory and pattern was clearly intended to strike the police department. Bullets were recovered in the 2nd floor lobby and these bullets are currently being analyzed to determine the exact caliber. The 2nd floor lobby is in the Administration Division of the building that offices Division Captains and the Police Chief. This section of the building is heavily used during weekdays but sees fewer visitors on weekends and during the evening.
The initial investigation suggests the shots were fired from the area of Ordnance Road on Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Building video tapes have been preserved and they are currently under review to pinpoint the exact time the gun was fired. Building cameras do pick up Ordnance Road traffic in front of police headquarters and these cameras may provide additional details about a suspect vehicle along with the shooter.
It is early into the investigation and police have no suspects. Investigators are tracking several theories and looking into recent arrests where threats of retaliation were made.
Anyone with information is invited to call Polk County Crimestoppers at 515-223-1400.