BREAKING: Shooting at Quality Inn & Suites in Ames


Mackenzie Bodell, Senior Reporter

Editor’s note: This article has updated with additional information since it was originally published.

Anthony G. Garner Jr., age 27, of Pine Hill, Alabama, has been arrested by the Ames Police Department as a result of the investigation of a shooting at Quality Inn & Suite late Saturday morning.

Two individuals are being treated at the hospital. His charges are as following: attempted murder, a class B felony, willful injury causing serious injury, a class C felony, willful injury causing bodily injury, a class D felony, going armed with intent, a class D felony and possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor.

The statuses of the two victims are unknown according to a press release from the Ames Police Department. 

Ames Police has one person in custody and is continuing to investigate the situation. There does not appear to be any ongoing threat to the community, according to the press release put out by Ames Police Department. 

The Iowa State Daily reached out to the Ames Police Department which reported there is no further information to provide to the public. 

Anyone who may have any information regarding the incident can contact the department at 515-239-5133 or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. The anonymous tip line is 515-239-5533. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to