The man who was fatally shot in the front yard of a Des Moines home last week has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as Robert H. Ward.
Ward, 44, died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, the medical examiner’s office determined.
According to police, Ward was among a number of people at a get-together at a home in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive on the morning of Nov. 12 when an argument broke out. Ward was shot and police were called shortly before 10 a.m.
The shooter had fled by the time officers arrived, police said. Ward’s body was found in the front yard.
Police said they have not positively identified a suspect in the case nor have determined the nature of the dispute since witnesses are not cooperating with investigators.