Weather Alerts

Driver Shoots at Man Who Yelled at Him for Speeding

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
(Eric Gooden/WHO-HD)

(Eric Gooden/WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating a shooting on the north side of Des Moines.

Matthew Maxfield says he was standing outside with his brother in the 1400 block of Harrison Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Thursday when a car sped by, going about 50 miles per hour. Maxfield said he yelled at the driver to slow down.

“They came around the block, parked down the street, came out with a gun and shot at my brother and me,” Maxfield said.

No one was struck and the bullet did not hit any of the nearby homes.

Maxfield said he yelled at the driver to slow down because he’s tired of cars that speed on Harrison Avenue.

“I have six kids and one on the way, and I have four of my nieces down the street and my neighbor has two kids. It goes on here all the time,” he said.

Police describe the driver and his passenger as black males in their 20s. Authorities say they have a description of the vehicle and a partial license plate.