A man was shot in the abdomen in the parking lot of the Red Robin in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, sending him to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department told The Waterland Blog that around 2:05 p.m., police received several 911 calls about a shooting outside the restaurant.
Two men – who knew each other – apparently decided to meet at the Red Robin parking lot, where they got into verbal argument. This argument escalated into a physical confrontation, where the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim once in the abdomen.
The suspect remained on the scene, waiting for officers – a “rare occurrence,” according to Jenkins.
The victim is a 40-year old Hispanic male, and the suspect is a white male in 20s. The suspect was transported to Highline Medical Center by police for treatment to his arm. He will be treated and questioned by police.
Detectives were still on site investigating as of 3:30 p.m.
Red Robin is located at 22705 Marine View Drive.