Breaking News
More () »

Police identify man killed in Des Moines Monday night shooting

Des Moines police say 40-year-old Des Moines resident Frederick M. McCuller II died at the scene Monday night.

DES MOINES, Iowa — One person is dead and two are hospitalized after a shooting in the 1400 block of E 17th Street Monday night, according to the Des Moines Police Department.

Tuesday, police identified the deceased as 40-year-old Des Moines resident Frederick M. McCuller II. He was found dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. 

Two other Des Moines residents, a 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old man, both "sustained non-life-threatening" gun injuries, according to police. They were both transported to a local hospital.

Police say the call came in around 8:16 p.m. Monday. 

Local 5's Eva Andersen and Jon Diaz were at the scene where more than 10 people gathered in front of a home as well as several emergency responder vehicles. 

An ambulance pulled away from the scene as Local 5 arrived.

One neighbor told Local 5 there was a body on the ground of a family friend who was visiting.

Another neighbor said they heard about a dozen popping sounds around 8:30 p.m. He and his friend were sitting on a front lawn about a block away when they heard the pops, thinking they were fireworks.

When they looked closer they saw police vehicles arrive. 

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available. Download the We Are Iowa app or subscribe to Local 5's "5 Things to Know" email newsletter for the latest.

Watch more news by subscribing to Local 5's YouTube channel

Before You Leave, Check This Out