Two Arrests Made in First Homicide of 2018 in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Two people are now in custody and charged with First Degree Murder for the shooting death of a Des Moines man.

Thirty-nine-year-old Cory Channon was found dead around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday in an apartment  at 1332 21st Street.  Police say he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say around midnight, just 30 minutes after Channon was found, a potential suspect contacted the Des Moines Police Department and surrendered into custody without incident. At the time, police did not name the suspect.

Cory Channon, 01-09-2018 homicide victim

Police have now arrested 45-year-old William Burton III and 36-year-old Crystal Purdy.  The are each charged with First Degree Murder.

According to police, no further arrests are expected in the case.