Police: 17-year-old shot to death on Des Moines east side

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DES MOINES – Police have identified the victim of a homicide on the east side of the city Friday morning.

Investigators got a call around 6:24 a.m on a report of a person down in the 800 block of E 27th Court. Responding officers and medics arrived to find a deceased male on the sidewalk.  

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Des Moines resident Tyrese Robert Parson. The investigation at the scene determined that Parson sustained a gunshot injury. 

Parson’s death is being investigated as a homicide, and Des Moines Police Department detectives continue to interview witnesses and examine evidence. The Des Moines Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit has completed their evidence gathering at the scene.

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