Man Shot Dead in Des Moines Neighborhood

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A 45-year-old Des Moines man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to investigate a shooting at the 1900 block of Francis Avenue in Des Moines at 3:46 p.m. Officers found the man dead at the location. Police have not yet released his name.

Police have determined his death is a homicide. The violence shocked a resident of the neighborhood.

“I know that there are shootings that happen in the general vicinity, but I didn`t expect to see it a few steps from my house or down the street from my house,” said Des Moines resident Nicole Hepperle.

Des Moines police detectives are investigating the shooting. It is the city’s tenth homicide of 2019.


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