Man Dies Following Assault in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Police in Des Moines are conducting an investigation following the death of a man who was assaulted on Monday.

Police responded to the 7300 block of Southwest 7th Street shortly after 3 p.m. Monday on a report of an assault. The victim, Ryan Thompson, 32, was taken to Iowa Methodist Hospital where he later died.

Investigators have identified a suspect in the case but there have been no charges filed at this time.

Police told Channel 13 News that autopsy results, additional interviews, and consultation with the Polk County Attorney's Office will help decide what charges will be filed moving forward.

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