Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Des Moines


DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found on Friday morning.

At approximately 6:24 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of E. 27th Court on a report of a person down. When they arrived, they found a deceased man on the sidewalk and initially called the death suspicious. The man’s name has not yet been released, but his death is now being considered a homicide as police say the victim was shot in the back.

Maple Street from approximately E. 27th to E. 28th is currently closed and there is no access to Maple from E. 27th Court. Officials say the roads will be blocked off for several hours.

This is a developing story.