On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to 126 S. Cooper on a report that someone had been shot. Police arrived and determined that Ryan Richard Reed, age 20, of Ottumwa, had sustained a single gunshot wound to his chest. Reed was subsequently transported to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment to his injury.
Initial investigation into this incident resulted in the arrest of Travis Alan Skinner, age 33, of 126 S. Cooper, Ottumwa. Skinner was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, a Class “D” Felony. Skinner has bonded out of jail on this charge.
Officers from the Ottumwa Police Department executed a search warrant at Skinner’s residence at approximately 3:45 a.m., on February 18, 2017, in relation to this case.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ryan Reed being shot remains under investigation. There is no information that suggests that the public is in any danger as a result of this incident.
Please note the following pursuant to recent Supreme Court rulings: “A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”