(COUNCIL BLUFFS) Authorities have come closer to determining a motive in the shooting that injured a woman and her child in Council Bluffs Tuesday morning.
30-year-old Ronald Farr Jr., of Harlan, is facing three counts of attempted murder, two counts of willful injury causing serious injury and one count of going armed with intent following a shooting that injured 22-year-old Heather Wilson and her 19-month old son Tyson Underwood.
Sgt. David Dawson, with the Council Bluffs Police Department, told KSOM/KS95 news that the shooting stems from a tax refund.
“At this point we’ve came up with the conclusion that there was a tax refund that was used, actually it came from Ron Farr’s wife, and we believe that money was going to be used to purchase drugs,” said Sgt. Dawson. “We’re still investigating that further, but that’s where we’re leading at right at this point, which gave us the motive.”
Sgt. Dawson said additional charges may be filed, “Whether it be Ron Farr or anyone else we haven’t made that determination with the County Attorney’s office yet.”
The shooting took place at around 5:40 Tuesday morning at 1455 McPherson Avenue. Heather and her son were transported to Creighton Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Both are expected to make a full recovery.