By Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police have announced the arrest of a man for the shooting death last April of a Des Moines woman.

Antonio Markez Hodges has been charged with first-degree murder and intimidation with a dangerous weapon in the death of 33-year-old Catherine Bobbitt, police said in a news release Thursday.

Officers called to an area just blocks southwest of the Drake University campus on April 3 found Bobbitt suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

In the release Thursday, police said witness statements and video evidence led them to develop Hodges as a suspect in the case. Evidence indicates that Hodges fled Iowa after Bobbitt‘s killing and later returned to the state, police said.

He was arrested on Feb. 1 at a home in Des Moines and charged this week.

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