Attempted Murder Charges Filed Against Des Moines Shooter
Gunfire erupted Sunday evening in downtown Des Moines at the same time a Trump car parade rally was being held, and police say formal charges of attempted murder have now been pressed against 25-year-old Michael McKinney.
McKinney was arrested Sunday night and is currently in Polk County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Police say the suspect shot at another vehicle in the Lucas State Office Building parking lot, downtown next to the State Capitol on Sunday evening at the same time a Trump car parade rally was being held.
According to Iowa’s News Now, court documents say Michael McKinney intentionally fired the gun at a vehicle following a confrontation, which led to an altercation of some sorts.
It was reported by KCCI that the gunshot victim is a 15 year old female. She was wounded with non-life threatening injuries and taken to the hospital.
Authorities revealed the shooter admitted to firing the gun upon his arrest. Police asked and received the public's help who provided them with video evidence of the scene. They also acknowledged that tracking social media has helped in the investigation.
Authorities continue to ask anyone with an eyewitness account, or other information about this, especially video evidence from this incident to please call the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 515-725-6010 or 515-323-4360.
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