DES MOINES, Iowa — Police have made a quick arrest following a deadly shooting outside of a Des Moines hotel Saturday night.
24-year-old Eric Stricklin of West Des Moines is charged with first-degree murder. Des Moines investigators believe he shot 53-year-old Patrick Burton of Kansas City, Missouri at the AmericInn near the Des Moines International Airport.
Police responded to the hotel on Hackley Road just after 8:30 Saturday evening. First responders encountered both Stricklin and an injured Burton in the AmericInn parking lot.
Burton was rushed to a hospital, but police announced he died early Sunday morning.
Stricklin was detained and arrested at the scene. Police have not revealed why Stricklin may have shot Burton.
This is Des Moines’ seventh homicide of the year.