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His smile could light up a room, and that light was extinguished on June 8, 2018. Tyrese Parson, age 17, loved bicycling, listening to music, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. Tyrese was quite a character, and had a large personality, but was also polite and kind.
He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July, 27, 2000, to two parents who loved him dearly, Morris and Heather Parson.
DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) —
Police are searching for a gunman they say shot and killed a 17-year-old boy on Des Moines’ east side, where a neighbor found his body lying on a sidewalk.
Authorities said Des Moines resident Tyrese Robert Parson‘s body was found just before 6:30 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of East 27th Court near Maple Street, just west of the state fairgrounds.
Officials blocked off Maple Street from East 27th Street to East 28th Street for several hours Friday morning as investigators sifted the scene for evidence in Des Moines’ fifth homicide so far this year.
“(There’s a) lot of work ahead of us, but we’ve got some witnesses now at the station that we’re interviewing,” Parizek said. “We’re getting some decent information that we can work with there, and we’re hoping to get to this thing moving forward.”
James Hill, who lives nearby, said there’s been an increase in suspicious activity in his neighborhood.
“The past five, six months there’s been more traffic in and out of houses down on that end, down on this end,” Hill said.
He didn’t see or hear anything Friday morning, and “you don’t expect to see it, especially in your neighborhood. And here it is.”
Parizek said the area is not known for homicides, and it’s something they’re taking into consideration.
Hill hopes with a police presence and neighborhood pride, they can clean up their street.
“We got to bring the east side back together and get everything calmed down and where it needs to be,” Hill said.
It is unclear why Parson was in the area or if he has any association with any home in the area.
Authorities have not released any suspect information as of Friday afternoon.
Police: 17-year-old found on sidewalk died of gunshot wound by Hannah Hilyard, Updated: 5:18 PM CDT Jun 8, 2018
Des Moines police investigating man found dead on sidewalk on the east side https://www.weareiowa.com/news/local-news/des-moines-police-investigating-man-found-dead-on-sidewalk-on-the-east-side/1226465045, Erica Rankin and Sarah Beckman, Posted: Jun 08, 2018 09:29 AM CDT, Updated: Jun 08, 2018 05:09 PM CDT
Tyrese Parson, 17, was taken from this earth far sooner than we wanted. He was known for his smile that could light up a room, and that light was extinguished on June 8, 2018. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July, 27, 2000 to two parents that loved him dearly, Morris and Heather Parson.
Tyrese loved bicycling, listening to music, and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He previously attended Scavo High School. Tyrese was quite a character, and had a large personality, but was also polite and kind.
His family that remains to cherish his memory include his dad, Morris Parson (Rhiannon Hill); mom, Heather Parson (William Green); brothers, DeMarkus Ruckman, Morris Parson Jr., DeAndre Parson, Chrishawn Hunt and Donte Parson; grandparents, Tim (Susan) Ellsworth, Alfreda Sanders and Jimmy Parson.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13 from 5 to 8 pm at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street. A funeral service will also be held at Hamilton’s Funeral home at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 14.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Tyrese.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.