Paye Blawou Bio – Wiki
Paye Blawou was a native of Des Moines. Des Moines police said Moines injured in a shooting Tuesday night has died.
Officers arrived at Prospect Park around 8 p.m. to investigate a reported shooting.
He was 31 years old.
Des Moines Shooting
Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department said an employee at the gas station called 911 when she saw the man was injured. Another call came from a visiting nurse service that was notified about a shooting inside the home. Parizek said the father probably called the service.
The injured man, who identified as Paye Blawou, was shot in the abdomen with a shotgun. He was transported to a hospital, Parizek said.
“As we start working through it, it looks like it’s a father-son domestic situation,” he said. “There are some allegations of neglect by the father, and the son says that he was shot for no reason.”
Paye Blawou Died
Des Moines police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in a city park.
Officers were called to Prospect Park around 8 p.m. Tuesday for reports of a shooting and found a man critically injured with a gunshot wound, police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek said in a news release.
The man, later identified as Paye Blawou, 31, of Des Moines, was taken to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries.
Police have not released information on what may have led to the shooting, and no arrested had been reported by Wednesday morning.
Police say Blawou’s death is the city’s 13th homicide of 2020.
Parizek said no arrests have been made, but the father has been located and will undergo a mental health evaluation.
Dale Mason, who was filling up his car with gas at the Git-N-Go on SW Ninth Street when the victim arrived in a white Buick, said he helped keep the man alive.
“A guy pulled in and he was screaming, ‘I’ve been shot,’ and he fell out of his car,” Mason said. “I lifted up his shirt, and he was bleeding pretty bad.”
For about five minutes, Mason, who is CPR-certified, said he put pressure on the wound with a towel and spoke to the injured man as he went in and out of consciousness.
“I’m a father, I’ve got five kids in the car, and hearing him scream, ‘My father shot me,’ I was thinking, ‘How could a father do that?'” he said.