Storm Lake Man Involved in Recent Assault Outside Local Convenience Store Now Also Charged in Previous Shooting Incident

One of the individuals involved in an incident outside a Storm Lake convenience store earlier this month has received additional charges, including attempted murder, in connection to a prior incident in late August.

A male victim was in a parked vehicle outside the Casey’s store at 825 Flindt Drive on the afternoon of October 8th when two other vehicles pulled into the parking lot and blocked the victim’s vehicle in the lot. Several individuals allegedly exited the two vehicles, forcefully entered the victim’s vehicle, and struck him multiple times with their fists. The victim accelerated his vehicle backward to escape. The suspects fled the scene. One of the suspects was later identified as 20-year-old Tailor Khamtanh of Storm Lake. On October 10th, Khamtanh received four charges, including three felonies. Three others were also charged in connection to the incident.

Upon speaking further with the victim on October 8th, the victim told police that in the early morning hours back on August 26th, Khamtanh chased the victim on foot and fired several rounds from a handgun at the victim’s vehicle as he was driving away in the 18-hundred block of East Milwaukee Avenue. The victim’s vehicle sustained bullet holes, and police recovered a slug inside the vehicle. Police further recovered nine-millimeter shell casings from the scene.

On Thursday afternoon of this week, Storm Lake Police located Khamtanh in the area of Expansion and Radio Road. He was taken into custody without incident. A loaded nine-millimeter handgun was located after police executed a search warrant at Khamtanh’s residence.

Khamtanh was charged with Attempted Murder, a class B felony…Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a class D felony…Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor…and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, a serious misdemeanor. Khamtanh was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on a 50-thousand dollar bond.


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