Sunday morning Des Moines homicide victim identified by police


DES MOINES, IOWA — Des Moines Police are releasing the name of a man killed in a shooting early Sunday morning. 18-year-old Dean Titus Deng was found suffering from a gunshot wound just after 4 a.m. on Sunday near the intersection of University and Pennsylvania Avenues. He died a short time later a Des Moines hospital.

A 23-year-old man was found in a vehicle with Deng, also suffering from a minor gunshot wound. His name has not been released. Police haven’t made any arrests or named any suspects. Deng is the twelfth homicide victim of 2021 in Des Moines.

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