C-block gang member's sentencing an 'example of things to come'

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) -- A notorious Des Moines gang shooter will spend the next 10 years in federal prison, according to federal prosecutors.

U.S. Attorney Marc Krickbaum and Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert held a press conference on Friday announcing the sentencing of C-Block gang member Xzavier Clark.

Authorities said Clark served as a gunman for the C-Block gang for years and is responsible for many gang-related shootings in Des Moines.

"I want people to understand and hear that the feds are taking gun cases, and if you are a user of an illegal drug and you have a gun, you're committing a federal felony in Iowa," Krickbaum said. "A lot of people won't even know it's a crime."

Clark is well known to police.

Footage from a metro liquor store video shows Clark in jeans with a white stripe, alongside other men, involved in a shooting in and outside the store.

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