Around 11 o’clock Thursday night police started getting calls about gunfire in an area of Des Moines that’s about a mile and a half southwest of the Drake University campus. Forty-four-year-old Scott Allan Perez, Sr., of Des Moines was found dead in the street.
A 911 caller indicated a suspect might have driven away in a gray colored Chevy Lumina. The area was closed to traffic overnight as investigators processed evidence at the scene.
The dead man’s 22-year-old daughter, Scalicity, was killed in a car wreck in November and the man driving the car was found guilty of vehicular homicide last month. The wreck happened when the car hit a pole while traveling up to 90 miles an hour on residential streets not far from the site of Thursday night’s shooting.
Police have not identified a suspect in last night’s murder. It is the fourth murder in Des Moines this year.
(This posted was updated at 12:52 p.m. with additional information)