Des Moines police ID victim of year’s first homicide

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines have identified a man fatally shot last week in the city’s first homicide of the year.

The Des Moines Police Department said Monday in a news release that 52-year-old Darrell Merriwether, of Clive, died early Saturday after being shot late Friday night in a residential area several blocks southeast of Drake University.

Police say officers and firefighters called to the scene found Merriwether around 11:20 p.m.

Friday with gunshot wound and rushed him to a local hospital, where he later died.

Police did not announce any arrests or suspects in the Monday release.

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