DES MOINES, Iowa — A suspect has been charged with murder in the August killing of a Des Moines man.
Polk County deputies arrived at a home on the northeast side of Des Moines the morning of Saturday, Aug. 6 to find 51-year-old Scott Crane of Des Moines dead from "what appeared to be a gunshot wound," the sheriff's office said. 911 calls reported gunshots in the area, a release says.
The sheriff's office previously identified 38-year-old Courtney Shane Smith as a person of interest in this investigation.
Smith turned himself in on a material witness warrant Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office said. On Tuesday, law enforcement said he is charged with Murder in the First Degree.
His initial appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.