Ezekiel Williams Death – A Des Moines man has died following a domestic violence led to a deadly shooting at an apartment on University Avenue. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Ezekiel Williams. According to reports, Ezekiel Williams, a resident of Des Moines, Iowa passed away from injuries sustained in the shooting. Officers responded to 2225 University Avenue on May 20 to investigate a reported shooting.
Ezekiel Williams was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound to the head when the responding officers arrived. He remained in a hospital until the 27th of May, where he passed away while still connected to life support. The investigation has revealed that Williams allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old woman with whom he had been involved in a committed relationship just prior to the shooting. The couple raised three small children together as parents.
According to the findings of the investigation, Williams caused the victim to suffer from bruises and swelling in addition to breaking the woman’s nose. According to the authorities, he also assaulted one of the youngsters. After the assault, the woman allegedly retrieved a gun that was kept in the house and shot Williams. Williams died as a result of his injuries. No criminal charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.
Ezekiel Williams obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
Related story: Man dies after Sunday morning shooting in Des Moines
Police say a guy was shot and killed in Des Moines early on Sunday. Des Moines police say they were called to the 6300 block of Urbandale Avenue at 7:35 a.m. because someone had been shot. “It started with the ambulance and it was definitely on a mission,” said Marilyn Howe, who lives across the street from the apartment complex.
A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he died there. Police say that the person they think shot someone has been found and is now in arrest. The public isn’t in danger right now. Some people who live on Urbandale Avenue say they feel safe there and that they don’t often see a police reaction this big.
“It’s a safe neighborhood, just a busy neighborhood,” said Abbie Lazella. Neighbors said the homicide is a reminder that shootings can happen anywhere, and it creates a new perspective when it happens so close to home. “Especially in this area you just never know, but you never know wherever you’re at either,” said Lazella. “It happens every day but when it’s so close to where you live it’s just so real,” said Becca Snyder. Police continue to investigate.
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