Loud music argument results in attempted murder charge


Ames Police respond to a fire on Aug. 28, 2020.

Katherine Kealey

Editor’s notes: This article has updated since it was originally published.

A 69-year-old man was arrested after an attempted murder over a family dispute on 624 Duff Ave in Ames on Wednesday. No one was injured after three bullets were fired inside of the residency. 

Police were notified of the shooting at 8:06 a.m. Major Robinson was charged with attempted murder and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.

In a search warrant at the scene, police discovered a firearm, bullets and bullet fragments from Robinson’s home. Officers interviewed the victim, who is Robinson’s son, Major Robinson II age 39. He said three bullets were shot at him after they argued about loud music.

There was no alcohol or substance use involved in the incident. Officers believe the shots were directed at Robinson’s son. Commander of the Ames Police Department Dan Walter said they have responded to the same location for disorderly calls over the previous several years. 

The victim traveled by foot to the police department lobby to report that the shooting had occurred. Three police officers then responded back to the Duff location. Shortly after, officers determined there was no threat to the public.

Police were unsure if any person was at the residency and couldn’t speak to Robinsons record. Robinson told the police there was a physical altercation before he fired the shots which his son disputed.

“One of the parties said there was a physical altercation that took place prior to the shooting and the other party said that there wasn’t,” Walters said. “So there was some confliction on whether there was any assault that took place prior to that or any fighting.”

The Ames Police Department will continue to investigate the incident. 

More information regarding this incident can be forwarded to the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5533 or the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400.