Police ID suspect, victim in Monday Ivanhoe shooting


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison police have released additional details regarding the shooting that took place Monday evening at Ivanhoe Park in Fort Madison.

The victim in the shooting, Brian Lee Scott Ray, 31, of Fort Madison sustained a gun shot wound to the leg, and was subsequently treated and released from the hospital.

Authorities have also put out a warrant for Aaron Kyle Richardson, 43, also of Fort Madison, who is wanted on suspicion of shooting Ray trying to collect an alleged debt.

According to police, Richardson and Tieshia Renee Ann Marshall, 21, of Fort Madison confronted Ray in the park about money he owed a third party. Neither of the two men are believed to have known one another.

Officers located the vehicle and Marshall at a residence in Fort Madison and both the vehicle and the residence were searched after warrants were obtained.

Police believe Richardson has left the area and may possibly be en route to the Chicago area. He is described as a black male, about six feet tall and weighing about 210 pounds. Any persons familiar with this individual and or aware of his whereabouts are encouraged to call the Fort Madison Police Department at 319-372-2525.

Felony warrants have been sought for Richardson’s arrest on charges of Attempted 1st degree murder, going armed with intent, and felon in possession of a firearm. Attempted murder in Iowa is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison with 70% mandatory.

On Tuesday at 5:45 a.m., Ray left a comment on the Pen City Current website indicating he was the person who was shot in the incident.

Ray said in that post that he was able to find pictures of the alleged assailant on Marshall’s Facebook page and didn’t know who Richardson was.

Ray indicated in his post that after he’d been shot in the leg, he put his skateboard up behind his head and two bullets were stopped by his skateboard. That information has not been confirmed by Fort Madison police, however.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

All charges are accusations of an offense and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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