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Ankeny Police Involved Shooting After Armed Robbery - UPDATED

Post Date:09/15/2018 8:44 pm

ANKENY, Iowa (09/17/18) — On Saturday, Sept.15, 2018, at approximately 4:33 p.m., Ankeny Officers were sent to Hy-Vee Gas, located at 1710 SW Oralabor Rd, for a robbery in progress.  A responding officer located the suspect near Kum N Go at 1910 SW White Birch, where the suspect drew his weapon and pointed it at the officer. The officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the suspect.

Officer Todd Webb, a 12 year veteran of the Ankeny Police Department, discharged his firearm, striking and killing the suspect Christopher Leonard (age 31), of Springfield, Missouri.

Evidence, including video, has been turned over to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation who continues to investigate the incident. 

Officer Webb remains on paid administrative leave.

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Ankeny Police Involved Shooting after Armed Robbery

(9/15/18) On Saturday, Sept.15, 2018 at approximately 4:33 p.m. Ankeny Officers were sent to Hy-Vee Gas, located at 1710 SW Oralabor Rd, for a robbery in progress.  A responding officer located the suspect near Kum N Go at 1910 SW White Birch where the suspect drew his weapon and pointed it at the officer. The officer discharged his firearm, striking and killing the suspect.

Before the reported robbery, at 4:28 p.m., Ankeny police received a call about a suspicious male in the area of the Kum N Go on SW White Birch.  The caller reported seeing a male “dressed in black” and it “looked like a gun fell out of his pants.”

As officers drove to the area, they received the dispatch of the robbery at the Hy- Vee Gas on SW Oralabor Rd.  One responding officer confronted the suspect in the parking lot of Kum N Go.  The suspect was shot by the officer. 

Ankeny Police Officers gave medical attention to the suspect until the Ankeny Fire Department arrived.  Despite their efforts, the suspect died at the scene. 

This investigation is ongoing.  The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations was requested to lead the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.  The Ankeny Police Department is investigating the robbery and assisting the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations at the shooting scene.