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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Multiple arrests made in case involving shots fired at Ankeny officers

On March 1, after an extensive investigation, the Ankeny Police Department charged five juveniles with multiple crimes in regard to the incident  involving shots fired at Ankeny officers on Feb. 27. Investigators filed two counts of attempted murder against Marbati Y. Gabrab (17) for his actions at both the Prairie Point Apartments and traffic stop by Ankeny Officers.  The investigation into this matter is ongoing, with more arrests anticipated. The individuals listed and pictured below have been charged as adults.

Marbati Y. Gabrab – 17
Des Moines, IA


Attempted Murder (2 counts) – IA Code 707.11 – B Felony
Burglary 1st – IA Code 713.3 – B Felony


Mohammad K. Abdulrahman - 17
Des Moines, IA


Burglary 1st – IA Code 713.3 – B Felony


Poe Reh -17
Austin, MN


Burglary 1st – IA Code 713.3 – B Felony


Ka Reh – 17
Des Moines, IA

 ka reh

Burglary 1st – IA Code 713.3 – B Felony

The fifth subject charged is under 16 years of age and has also been charged accordingly after speaking with detectives.

All of the juveniles were taken to the Polk County Juvenile Detention Center. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. Vander Wal at (515) 289-5270 or

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