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Man Guilty of Federal Charge Related to April 2022 Shooting Death

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – On April 5, 2023, a federal jury convicted a Des Moines man of possessing ammunition in connection with the April 2022 shooting death of a man.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Tyrone Scott Cameron, 29, shot and killed a man after a fight over a debt Cameron owed. The evidence showed that Cameron left the apartment complex where the fight occurred and later returned with a gun. He fired 15 rounds of ammunition through a closed apartment door, striking and killing a male victim. A second victim survived. Cameron then fled the scene and was later identified as the shooter through surveillance video, witness statements, and cell site location records.

Cameron’s sentencing date has not yet been set. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

United States Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The case was investigated by the Des Moines Police Department, with assistance at trial by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Mikaela Shotwell and Kristin Herrera are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In May 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


MacKenzie Tubbs
Public Information Officer 

Updated April 7, 2023

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