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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Local man charged with attempted murder after overnight shooting at local bar

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at roughly 1:30 a.m. the Ankeny Police Department responded to the Yankee Clipper, 312 SW Maple Street, on a report of a person shooting a gun in the parking lot.  As officers arrived, the subject attempted to leave and a traffic stop was conducted.  The subject was detained and brought to the Ankeny Police Department where he was questioned by detectives. 

It was determined the suspect had been in an altercation with anther patron of the bar which led to a shot being fired.  After speaking with the victim, witnesses and the suspect, Robert “Bobby” Barker (53) was charged with Attempted Murder and taken to the Polk Co. Jail. 


Robert “Bobby” L. Barker (53)
1114 W. 1st St.
Ankeny, IA 50023


Attempted Murder – IA Code 707.11 – B Felony

Additional charges may follow.

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