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Iowa man arrested after his 4-year-old daughter shoots and kills herself with gun

ANKENY – After an investigation, an Iowa man was arrested after his 4-year-old daughter shot and killed herself with a gun.

Early this morning, 33-year-old Akeem Holmes of Ankeny turned himself in without incident for his involvement with a shooting that occurred on May 16. He was arrested and is currently in the Polk Co. Jail with the following charges:

– Neglect of a dependent person

– I nvoluntary manslaughter

– Unlawful access of a firearm to a minor.

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at approximately 11:26 AM, police in Ankeny went to 910 NE 5th St. in reference to a four-year-old female with a gunshot wound. Ankeny police officers and Ankeny Fire Department personnel went to the residence and began to treat the child’s injuries. The victim, Savannah Holmes, was transported to a local hospital by Ankeny Fire Department Medics, where she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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