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UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines


This news story was published on April 9, 2019.
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WEST DES MOINES – A male teenager has been arrested for robbery and first-degree murder after he allegedly may have gunned down a woman near a West Des Moines shopping center.

Police were called around 11:42 PM April 5, 2019. First responders were sent to the area of S. 64th Street and Coachlight Drive in West Des Moines when someone driving through the area found an adult female lying in the road. While responding to the scene, officials received another call reporting shots had been fired in the area. The patient was transported by ambulance to a hospital where she later died. Police have identified the victim as Sakira Kezia Tamara Bonner, an 18 year old woman from Des Moines.

On Monday, the West Des Moines Police Department announced an arrest made in connection with the April 5, 2019 homicide of Sakira Bonner. Eliazar Montoya Gama, a 17 year old from Des Moines, was arrested and charged with one count of Murder 1st Degree and one count of Robbery 1st Degree.

The investigation identified Gama as a person of interest. He was later located by Des Moines police. West Des Moines detectives interviewed Gama and filed the charges. Gama was booked at the West Des Moines Police Department and is currently being held at the Dallas County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation and police say further arrests may be imminent.

Later Tuesday, West Des Moines police reported an additional arrest in their investigation of Sakira Bonner’s death. Late Monday night detectives arrested 20 year old Johndarius Lewis of Des Moines. He was charged with one count of Murder 1st Degree and one count Robbery 1st Degree. He was booked at the West Des Moines Police Department and is currently being held at the Dallas County Jail.

Eliazar Montoya Gama

Johndarius Lewis

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6 Responses to UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

    One’s Mexican and one’s negro. They’ll walk.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Good work, Des Moines PD!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    just some good hard working people escaping oppression and violence. just came to america to obtain a better quality of life. by acting like the third world scum bags they are. we should really just let all the south americans into the country. they only prove time and again why we shouldnt. whats with mexican males and murdering young girls?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 10, 2019 at 8:42 am

    How do you know he is a Mexican? Just because he has a Spanish name doesn’t mean he came from Mexico.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Where ever he is from he gives Hispanics a bad rap

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    If this is the POS that killed the young lady, he should be put out of societies misery, an hour after being found guilty. Society should not continue to support these slugs.