MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Marshalltown Police are investing the shooting death of a 20-year-old man Saturday night.
Officers were called to 1203 West Church Street at 11:11 PM. On scene, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. The man died at the hospital shortly after midnight.
Police have identified the victim as Dedrikk Fisher, 20-years-old of Marshalltown. His mother and aunt say he lived in Des Moines and Marshalltown and was loved by many.
“There were some witnesses to the shooting and we were able to identify a suspect very early in,” said Marshalltown Police Chief Michael Tupper.
Authorities are searching for Jose Enrique Morales, age 19, of Marshalltown. Investigators have yet to determine the relationship between Morales and Fisher, but say the two knew each other. Morales is considered to be armed and dangerous.
“We are investigating a very serious crime and we do believe that Mr. Morales is armed so we want to caution people about approaching Mr. Morales,” said Chief Tupper.
Anyone with information concerning Morales’ location is asked to call 911 immediately. Police say he will be charged with Murder in the First Degree and Going Armed With Intent.