Police: Driver of Silver Prius May Have ‘valuable information’ in Teen’s Shooting

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines police are hoping to talk to a driver who was in the area when a 14-year-old was shot Monday.

Yore Jieng, a student at Roosevelt High School, was a passenger in a car at 12th and Keo Way around 6:15 Monday night when he was shot in the head. He suffered critical injuries and remains hospitalized.

Police are working to find out who shot Jieng, and why, but say they need help from witnesses who were in the area. Video from businesses nearby has officers seeking the driver of a silver Toyota Prius that was in the area at the time of the shooting. They say the driver was at Keo and I-235 and just starting to turn toward the eastbound on-ramp to I-235 when another vehicle, which police say was being driven erratically,  cut the Prius off.

Police say the driver of the Prius is not a suspect, but they’re hoping the driver remembers information about the vehicle that cut them off.

“We don’t have anything now that indicates the suspect was in that car, they stood out because of their driving habits," Sgt. Paul Parizek says, "it may be nothing, but it may be something."

If you have any information on the shooting you’re asked to contact Des Moines Police at 283-4868.

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