Des Moines police charge man with June shooting death

August 1, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of a Des Moines man more than a month ago.

Des Moines police said Thursday that detectives had charged 20-year-old Michael Resco Lyke Jr. with first-degree murder, attempted murder, intimidation with a weapon and assault causing injury.

Lyke, of Des Moines, is charged in connection with a June 28 shooting that killed 41-year-old Earl Marcello Caldwell, of Des Moines. Another man, 39-year-old Des Moines resident Littleton William Clark, was injured.

Court records don’t indicate if Lyke has an attorney who could answer questions about his arrest.