Initial victim in Des Moines shooting now charged with robbery

DES MOINES, IOWA - A man originally though to be a victim in a south Des Moines shooting last month is now charged with robbery.

21-year-old Corey Brown and 24-year-old Charity Ramer, of Grimes, were initially charged with attempted murder, but police now say they were trying to stop the robbery of Brown

They say Ramer shot 25-year-old Michael Brooks in self defense after Brown was struck in the face with a gun by an accomplice of Brooks.

The accomplice, Ferdinand Johnson, has not been charged, but Brooks now faces robbery, interference and conspiracy charges.

He's being held at the Polk County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

The shooting took place on August 27th in the 1100 block of Army Post Road.


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