Iowa man shot outside bar, 17-year-old now charged in connection to his murder

iowa man shot outside bar teen now charged with murder
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May 3 2021, Updated 11:41 a.m. ET

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A man was shot and killed at a bar in the Sioux City area and Iowa police say a teen was charged in connection to the fatal shooting. 

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Sioux City police arrived at the bar around 1 a.m. May 1 and found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound, according to authorities.

Cops said they provided aid to the victim before he was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries.

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The Sioux City Journal reported police received a report around 4:30 a.m. about a man who matched the description of the shooter.

Officers went to the location and found a 17-year-old with a handgun, police said.

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The 17-year-old has not been identified, but he was taken into custody on charges including first-degree murder, willful injury, assault while participating in a felony and going armed with intent, authorities said.

Since the investigation is still ongoing, the name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his next-of-kin, according to authorities.


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