Police ID man killed in Des Moines shooting; suspect sought

June 29, 2019 GMT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a man shot to death this week in the Kirkwood Glen neighborhood of Des Moines.

Police say in a news release that the victim is 41-year-old Earl Marcello Caldwell, of Des Moines.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon, when officers and medics were called to the area for a report of a shooting and found Caldwell suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

Police say they found two assault rifles, a handgun, cocaine and marijuana at the scene and arrested 62-year-old Larry Perry on several gun and drug counts.


Shortly after the shooting, another man, identified as 39-year-old Littleton William Clark, showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound not believed to be life-threatening. He remained hospitalized Saturday. Police have said they believe the shootings are connected.

No arrests in the shootings have been announced.