Suspect Charged with Murder in Runnells Shooting: Victim Identified

Runnells, Iowa – Authorities have pressed murder charges against a suspect and have identified a deceased man discovered in Runnells after a reported shooting incident. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call early Friday morning reporting a shooting in the 4500 block of 116th Street in Runnells. Responding deputies found Richard David Selby, 50, dead at the scene. Shortly thereafter, law enforcement officers located the suspected shooter, 35-year-old Jacob Harbold, in Des Moines during a traffic stop.

Harbold was taken into custody and booked into the Polk County Jail on a first-degree murder charge. Investigators have revealed that there was a connection between the victim and the suspect, indicating a familial relationship and closeness. Captain Ryan Evans of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stated, “They were family members, but I’m not sure exactly how. They were close. They knew each other.”

Multiple witnesses were present at the location where the shooting occurred, with authorities working to ascertain the exact number of individuals who saw the events unfold. The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation, with law enforcement continuing to question witnesses for more information. The community awaits further updates on the case as the investigation progresses.