Des Moines pair charged with attempted murder after shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa-  Two people are charged with attempted murder after a northeast Des Moines shooting.  

Des Moines Police say the incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) after 34-year-old Laura Dickey told her neighbor, 41-year-old Eleazar Villanova, she was upset about an argument with her ex-boyfriend.   Police say Dickey drove to Villanova to an apartment building on East Seneca, where they saw the ex-boyfriend walking outside. 

Police say Villanova  jumped out of the car and began chasing him while firing a gun at him.

The victim was not hurt, but a parked truck was damaged.   Officers later arrested Dickey and Villanova. Police say they saw Villanova toss a weapon into some weeds before they arrested him.   

The two are in the Polk County  Jail.    Villanova is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and second- degree harassment.


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