Man shot and killed in an apartment, second homicide this week

Local News

DES MOINES – A man was shot and killed in an apartment building at 2411 Welbeck Road around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. 

This was the second deadly shooting within the week, and the tenth of 2018.

Police have identified the victim as 42-year-old Des Moines resident Thurmon Cole. When police arrived on the scene they found Cole with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Mercy Hospital, where he later died. 

There was one witness on the scene inside the apartment. Police are unsure whether either of them live in the building and the motive is unknown. 

The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, and he speaks with an African accent. Police also think this person has recent injuries to his face and head. 

Contact the police if you know who this person is or have any additional information in this case. 

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