Man Charged in Fatal Des Moines Shooting

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities have arrested a man after one person died and two people were injured following an early-morning shooting on Saturday that is being considered a homicide.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., Des Moines Police Department officers responded to Johnny Mac’s bar at 2279 Hubbell Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located three victims who all sustained gunshot wounds. All three were taken to local hospitals for treatments.

One of the victims, 40-year-old William Dawson, was pronounced dead at approximately 10 a.m. The other two victims, 20-year-old William Dawson Jr. and 20-year-old Carley Toomey, are expected to survive. William Dawson Jr. is the son of William Dawson.

26-year-old Devin Carter of Des Moines has been arrested in connection with the incident. He's been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and felon in possession with a firearm, according to police.

A witness who was at the bar says the shooting started over a pitcher of beer.

"There were people everywhere, it was chaos," said Wes Anderson. "Nobody had control of the situation and the bar was out of control. I know I get out of control sometimes, but there is no need to shoot."

This is the eighth Des Moines homicide of 2016.

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