29-Year-Old Des Moines Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges Following Hickman Road Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 29-year-old resident of Des Moines, Michael Speech, has been taken into custody and charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday night along Hickman Road.

As of Thursday morning, Michael Speech is being held in the Polk County Jail, facing a series of serious charges, including attempted murder, possession of a firearm as a felon, and parole violation.

The Des Moines Police Department reports that the shooting incident unfolded in the 2300 block of Hickman Road. Following the incident, the Des Moines Fire Department promptly transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention.

Law enforcement officials confirmed on Wednesday night that they were able to recover a firearm believed to be connected to the shooting incident. However, at the time of reporting, the condition of the shooting victim remains undisclosed.

The investigation into this disturbing incident remains ongoing, with authorities actively working to gather additional details and evidence related to the case. Des Moines police have pledged to provide the public with updates as more information becomes available.

As the investigation progresses, residents of Des Moines and the surrounding community are urged to remain vigilant and assist law enforcement agencies by reporting any relevant information that may aid in resolving this case.