Suspect in Des Moines triple murder surrenders to police, second man sought

DES MOINES, Wash. — A suspect in a triple murder that happened outside a Des Moines sports pub late last month turned himself in to authorities Monday, but police are looking for a second suspect.

Officers said they developed probable cause to arrest 44-year-old Joshua D. Puloka, also known as Joshua Everybodytalksabout, for investigation of three counts of murder.

Des Moines police identified Puloka as a suspect on Monday. Several hours later, he turned himself in to police.

Joshua Puloka

Investigators are still looking for a second suspect in connection with the shooting.

Police said 32-year-old Demarcus L. Simmons, also known as “D NICE,” is wanted for felony assault.

Police said anyone who sees Simmons should not contact him. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department tip line at 206-870-6871 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Callers may remain anonymous.

>>Surveillance video shows start of deadly shooting outside Des Moines nightclub

The shooting happened outside La Familia Sports Pub and Lounge along Pacific Highway South on Sept. 26 in Des Moines.

Des Moines police said surveillance video showed a fight happened in the parking lot. Once the fight was broken up, the crowd dispersed, some north to the Red Lion, others south to a Walgreens.

That’s when police believe at least two people opened fire on the crowd.

Two men and a woman were killed, and three other people were badly injured.

Police said one man died in the parking lot. A woman died on Pacific Highway. Another man was picked up by passersby who took him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.