Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot and killed in the 22800 block of 30th Ave South (map below) around 6:30 p.m. Friday night, May 6.

Police say they got 911 calls from witnesses who said they heard two or three gunshots near the Shoreham Apartments. When deputies arrived on scene, they found the male victim bleeding in the apartment’s parking lot.

Medics took him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim is an Hispanic man, and his identity was still unknown as of Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Doug Jenkins. Police say he wasn’t carrying any identification.

Jenkins added that a suspect vehicle was found abandoned on Pacific Highway South around 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Police impounded it and are awaiting on a warrant to search the car.

There is still no suspect in the shooting, nor is a motive known.

Police add that it is unknown now whether the shooting is related to the apartment complex where the victim was found.

No arrests have been made in the case, and police are still investigating.


9 Responses to “Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night”
  1. Gregory says:

    King County Housing Authority property. There is no on site housing authority management. Same as the Victorian Woods a couple blocks north.
    King County manages these property’s off site for low income section 8 housing.
    Soon as a family member moves in, so does the the little gang relatives.
    Lots of drugs, mail theft, and prostitution.
    The fox running the hen house.
    Area is going down hill fast because of King County Housing.
    Contact Lisa Hill for comments, King County Housing Authority.

  2. Amy says:

    This is the fourth or fifth homicide in Des Moines this year, I believe. The city council seems blind to the fact that crime is rising yet our police department is grossly understaffed. We have a lame duck city manager who is on his way out and a city administration who don’t seem to care. WAKE UP council and provide us with the protection we pay for and deserve!

  3. Gregory says:

    Very well said Amy!

  4. BirchCreek says:

    More officers with greater visual presence would be nice.
    I was taking a lovely stroll down at the Marina last evening, but my peaceful revere was rudely interrupted by having to walk through clouds of hazy skunky marijuanna smoke.
    With the recent shooting down at the Marina…

  5. Brandy Sumerlin says:

    He was not Hispanic. He is very much missed by his Family and friends. David Phelps was his name and he helped build Safco field. R.I.P David.

  6. Gregory says:

    Drove through the marina, Monday around 7:00 pm. Des Moines patrol officer sitting, doing paperwork at the end of the Des Moines creek trail parking lot . This is the little offbeat marina hangout for gangers.
    Good job Des Moines police!

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