Man Dies After Severe Beating in Des Moines

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By Ben Hoppenworth

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police were questioning several people about the severe beating of a man who later died at a hospital.

Sgt. Jason Halifax says police were called just before 1 a.m. Sunday about an assault occurring at a parking lot near Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.

They found a 40-year-old man who had been severely beaten.

He was taken to a hospital, where he died. He name wasn't released until relatives could be notified.

Several witnesses and a suspect were taken to police headquarters for interviews with detectives.

Police say this is the 10th homicide in Des Moines this year.
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