Police believe Iowa man killed woman before killing self

February 23, 2019

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Police in central Iowa say a man fatally shot his girlfriend before killing himself following an argument.

The Des Moines Register reports that Altoona police were called around 11 p.m. Friday by someone who reported that a woman had been shot in a restaurant parking lot. Officers who arrived on the scene found the body of 29-year-old Chekesha Clark, of Des Moines.

Investigators quickly determined that Clark’s boyfriend was a person of interest. Around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, police found 30-year-old Kalen Burgess dead outside a Des Moines home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police determined that shooting happened after an argument between Clark and Burgess escalated in the parking lot. Police say the couple shared a child together, but the child wasn’t present during the shooting.

Authorities continue to investigate.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com