Des Moines Police arrest suspect in shooting death of George Brown

The Des Moines Police Department on Thursday (Oct. 20) announced that they have arrested a suspect in the Jan. 7, 2016 shooting death of 29-year old George Brown.

Police said that on that day at about 3:40 p.m., Brown was found shot to death in an abandoned house in the Pacific Ridge area of Des Moines.

After several months of investigation, a 44-year old male was arrested by Des Moines detectives Thursday (Oct. 20, 2016) at the SCORE Jail.  He was in custody there on unrelated charges. The investigation determined there was an argument between Brown and the suspect, but a specific motive for the murder is not known.

The suspect will be transferred from the SCORE Jail to the King County Jail in Seattle where he will be booked on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

“We anticipate formal charges will be filed by the King County Prosecutor’s Office early next week,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins said.

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