DES MOINES, IA. (THECOUNT) — Earl Marcello Caldwell of Des Moines, Iowa, has been identified as the victim shot dead in Des Moines on Friday afternoon, according to officials.

Caldwell, 41, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the 100 block of 22nd Street in Des Moines on Friday after 2 p.m.


Littleton William Clark, 39, also of Des Moines, remains hospitalized with unknown injuries.

62-year-old Des Moines resident Larry Perry (pictured) has been charged with Possession Of A Weapon As A Felon, Possession With Intent To Deliver – Cocaine, Possession Of Marijuana, and a Tax Stamp Violation, reports WeAreIowa.

According to Des Moines investigators, they were called to 22nd Street around 2:15 p.m. Friday on a call of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officials found Caldwell suffering from apparent gunshot injuries.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

At approximately 2:25 p.m., Clark presented himself to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot injury. The two incidents are believed to be connected, according to WeAreIowa.

Detectives executed a search warrant at the scene of this incident, where they found two assault style rifles, one handgun, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized.

Perry is currently in the Polk County Jail.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. The Des Moines Art Center is noted for its contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Local produce and live music are draws at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor plant displays and a geodesic dome – wikipedia.