- Associated Press - Sunday, February 12, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say they are investigating the shooting death of a man in a case that initially appeared to be a traffic crash.

Police responded Saturday night to a report of a car that had struck a utility pole, injuring the driver. Officers who arrived found the driver’s injuries didn’t seem caused by the crash, and after he was taken to a hospital it was determined he’d been shot.

The man, identified as 33-year-old Des Moines resident Adriel Ward, died early Sunday.

It’s the sixth homicide this year in Des Moines.


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