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Des Moines police identify 16-year-old killed in shooting police say was justified

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The caller reported that he had been approached by two armed teenagers who attempted to rob him and he shot them in self defense, according to police.

SHELL CASINGS LITTERED THE SIDEWALK ON 13TH STREET NEAR EVELYN DAVIS PARK MONDAY MORNING TWO GUNS LAID VISIBLE WITHIN ABOUT 10 FEET OF EACH OTHER ALL OF IT EVIDENCE IN THE SHOOTING OF TWO 16 YEAR OLD BOYS, BUT DES MOINES POLICE SAY THAT EVIDENCE POINTS TO THEM AS THE AGGRESSORS.

Des Moines police identify 16-year-old killed in shooting police say was justified

Police said the shooter acted in justifiable self-defense. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 13th Street, between Clark Street and Forest Avenue at about 5:45 a. m. The caller reported that he had been approached by two armed teenagers who attempted to rob him and he shot them in self-defense, according to police. Authorities said detectives learned that both teens were armed with handguns and approached the victim and demanded that he empty his pockets.

Police said the shooter acted in justifiable self-defense. Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 13th Street, between Clark Street and Forest Avenue at about 5:45 a. m. The caller reported that he had been approached by two armed teenagers who attempted to rob him and he shot them in self-defense, according to police.

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