Man charged with murder after victim dies from gunshot wound Monday afternoon

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DES MOINES — Police have found and arrested 39-year-old Wayne E. Jemerigbe in connection to a man being found suffering from a gunshot wound in his truck in the Sherman Hill neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

Jemerigbe has been charged with Murder – 1st Degree and Felon In Possession Of A Firearm.

Police responded to the 600 block of 18th Street where they found the man, identified as 29-year-old Des Moines resident Karlos Laverne Goldman Jr., unresponsive.

29-year-old Karlos Laverne Goldman Jr.

CPR was performed as he was transported to a nearby hospital, according to police. He was pronounced dead at 3 p.m.

Now, officers in Des Moines say a material witness warrant has been issued for 39 year-old Des Moines resident Wayne E. Jemerigbe.

“In the afternoon it’s a little surprising when we have this type of incident occur, particularly in a residential neighborhood,” Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department said.

Neighbors in the area couldn’t believe the news.

“Hearing somebody died is a shock, you know,” neighbor Mike Shaw said.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jemerigbe, you’re asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department immediately.

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