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Des Moines police identify woman who was dropped off at hospital with gunshot wound and later died

Des Moines police say 23-year-old Aleah Rose Johnson showed up to Iowa Methodist Medical Center Monday night with a gunshot injury.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two people have been charged after a woman was dropped off at a Des Moines hospital Monday night and later died, according to police.

The Des Moines Police Department said they responded to Iowa Methodist Medical Center Monday night around 11:30 p.m. where Johnson of Windsor Heights was dropped off with a gunshot injury.

Officers said Johnson was shot in a different location in the city. She has since died.

Two people were arrested during the investigation.

Malik Henderson, 22, of Des Moines has been charged with second-degree murder, possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing marijuana.

Kha Len Richard Price Williams, 24, has also been charged with possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing marijuana.

Police said their investigation so far shows that the victim was in a vehicle with the two arrested, and another person when Henderson shot her. A gun was found by officers. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department told Local 5 that the investigation went unusually quickly.

"The fact that we were able to get this one resolved in about eight hours, is definitely good for the family and the friends of the victim. They can start the journey to justice by knowing that we've identified the people who we believe are responsible," Parizek said.

This is the 13th homicide of 2022.

Family and friends have arranged a candelight vigil for Johnson at Union Park Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Johnson's family. Donations can be made here.

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