Man charged in eastern Iowa slaying held on $1M bail

Iowa News

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A man charged with a fatal shooting in Marshalltown is being held on $1 million bail.

Marshall County court records say Mustafa Muhammad, 30 is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for him.

The shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officers responding to the report found a critically injured 27-year-old man. Police say he died later at a Marshalltown hospital. He’s been identified as Blake Thomas, who lived in Marshalltown.

A 37-year-old woman also suffered a minor wound. She’s been identified as a Marshalltown resident, Sarah DeSautels.


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