DES MOINES – A Des Moines man is shot and killed in his car, while waiting for his wife to get off of work. Now, Des Moines police are investigating the c...
DES MOINES – A Des Moines man is shot and killed in his car, while waiting for his wife to get off of work. Now, Des Moines police are investigating the city’s 11th homicide of the year. Neighbors say it was a very chaotic scene.
“I was sleeping, this kid is coming. He knocked on my door. I said, ‘What happened?’ He said, ‘Someone killed my dad,” said Mohammed Mahmud, a neighbor.
It was an absolute shock to the residents of University Terrace Apartments. On Friday night, the normally peaceful complex was the site of an ambush attack and the city’s 11th homicide of 2017.
“I call 911 around 10:20, after that, police come and that kid stayed in my home,” said Mahmud.
“They roped it off, there were cops everywhere, ambulances, fire trucks, you couldn’t get in and out of the parking lot,” said Todd Hutchison, another neighbor.
Detectives worked the crime scene late into the night, questioning neighbors about how 41-year-old Stephen Kim was killed.
“They probably planned on robbing him,” said Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek. “For whatever reason, they didn’t plan on him resisting and protecting his family, and one of them decided to shoot him.”
So far, they’ve determined at least four people were part of the attack.
“We know that there was only one person who pulled the trigger of that gun,” said Parizek. “The other three have a very small window of opportunity to do the right thing, make themselves known to us, come forward and tell us what happened while they’re still witnesses before they become suspects.”
“I just learned now that the kids were in the car, and that’s really traumatizing. I’d never seen anything like that around here,” said Hutchison.
Now, police are hoping someone in the multiple building complex has answers.
“This one’s a tough for us, but like I said, you really want to fire us up, you do something to someone in front of their kids and bring that kind of trauma on those poor children, and we’re not going to rest until we find them,” said Parizek.
Police are still looking for anyone in the public to help them. they are going to search through surveillance video from nearby businesses for clues about what happened.
DES MOINES – A 41-year-old man has been shot to death and now police are looking for the shooter.
The victim in the shooting is Stephen Pausuan Kim of Des Moines.
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday night in the parking lot of the University Terrace Apartments. When police arrived, they found the male victim with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital , but later died from his injuries.
Des Moines police have been working overnight to interview witnesses. They do not have a suspect in mind at this time.
This is the eleventh murder in Des Moines this year.
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