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Posted on: February 27, 2022

Shots fired at Ankeny Officers during traffic stop

On Saturday, Feb. 26 at roughly 10:54 p.m., Ankeny Police officers were dispatched to 1343 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy (Prairie Point Apts.) in reference to a large fight.  Seconds later, dispatch advised they were getting reports of multiple shots fired at this location.  Another caller reported a white vehicle leaving the area following the gun shots.  

Ankeny officers located a white car with no lights on leaving the area as they responded.  Officers initiated a traffic stop with this vehicle at SW Oralabor Rd. & NW 26th St. (County designation).  As this vehicle came to a stop, two subjects exited the vehicle and began shooting at officers as they ran from the vehicle to the southwest.  Officers returned fire, but both subjects were able to run into a wooded area.  A perimeter was set up and officers are continuing to search for these subjects.  Two people who remained in the vehicle were detained and are being questioned by Ankeny detectives.  

The officers and passengers of the suspect vehicle were not harmed.  It is unknown if the suspects were injured in this exchange.  Both subjects remain at large at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation, please avoid the area.  

More details will be released as they become available.

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