UPDATE: Police Identify Des Moines Homicide Victim

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have identified the Des Moines man shot and killed Saturday morning.

Police responded to the report of gunfire in the 1400 block of Dean Avenue at 8:27 a.m. Officers found 19-year-old Des Moines resident Robert Freeman on the ground, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Freeman was transported to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving efforts, he died shortly after 9 a.m., according to police.

Des Moines Police Department detectives are investigating his death as a homicide. Police are interviewing witnesses and examining evidence.

This is Des Moines’ 11th homicide of 2020.

Editor’s note: The age of the victim has been corrected after police originally provided the wrong age. 

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