Suspect in East High School Shooting Appears in Court Monday

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(Des Moines, IA) -- One of the suspects in the deadly shooting outside East High School in Des Moines appears in court today.

Sixteen-year-old Romeo Perdomo's attorneys will be motioning to move his case to juvenile court. He and nine other people are charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jose David Lopez back in March. Two teen girls were also shot but survived.

Others charged in the shooting include:

  • 17-year-old Octavio Lopez Sanchez Jr.
  • 16-year-old Manuel Buezo
  • 17-year-old Henry Valladares-Amaya
  • 14-year-old Nyang Chamdual
  • 15-year-old Alex Perdomo
  • 18-year-old Gumaro Marquez-Jacobo
  • 17-year-old Braulio Hernandez-Salas
  • 17-year-old Daniel Hernandez
  • 16-year-old Kevin Isidro Martinez

Perdomo has pleaded not guilty and is currently set to go to trial on June 27th.

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