COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. (WOWT) - Council Bluffs police have arrested a second suspect in a shooting that killed one man and left another injured.
Nineteen-year-old Ben Lein was arrested Tuesday. Police said Lein was wanted for questioning in the homicide. After an interview with detectives on Tuesday, Lein was arrested on three charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder and first-degree robbery for his involvement in the homicide.
Twenty-two-year-old Wesley Correa-Carmenaty of Council Bluffs is also facing charges for the homicide. Correa-Carmenaty appeared in court Tuesday morning. Bond was set at 10 percent of $1,050,000 for Correa-Carmenaty.
Correa-Carmenaty faces charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery in the death of 22-year-old Anthony Walker of Council Bluffs and the wounding of 32-year-old Patrick Schutz of Council Bluffs.
Correa-Carmenaty told the judge through an interpreter, "I was not involved." His next court appearance is scheduled for March 18th.
Terrance Graham told WOWT Walker is his brother; He said he doesn’t understand the bloodshed.
"He didn't deserve this he's just a really good boy,” said Graham. "I just wish, I wish I would have been a better brother to him."
Officers called to an apartment near Glen Avenue and West Pierce Street just before 6:30 p.m. Monday found Walker's body. He had been shot in the chest. The other victim, Schutz, went to Mercy Hospital by private vehicle and is in stable condition.
The suspect's vehicle was spotted and pulled over at the corner of Bluff and Pierce. Police say Correa-Carmenaty threw two guns out of the window before stopping. The guns were recovered by police. One was a BB gun, the other a handgun.
Sgt. Dave Dawson said officers were told by witnesses it was a robbery. "They went inside the residence and found one male subject deceased inside. We later learned that we have another male subject that was actually shot and went to the hospital on his own," said Dawson. "We have two victims at this point."
Fram Thompson, who just moved to the neighborhood, said he wasn't expecting to see crimes like this so close to his new home. "We actually moved from Omaha and the fact that this happened here was a little bit unexpected because just the other day I said this is a good neighborhood, it’s really nice, it’s calm. It seems pretty unexpected to me compared to Omaha."