Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating two people who may be connected to a deadly shooting in Waterloo.

Officials believe 25-year-old Marcus Sykes and 23-year-old Shireca Wilson are hiding out in the Des Moines area. They have both been identified as persons of interest in the May 15 shooting death of 23-year-old Dayton Matlock, whose body was found in an alley in the 1400 block of Grant Avenue in Waterloo around 3:30 AM.

Two woman were also hurt in the shooting. According to Waterloo police, 39-year-old Bobbi Lee of Waterloo and 30-year-old Shanayia Hamer of Des Moines both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

While investigating the case, police said they discovered that Sykes was in possession of a firearm around the time of the shooting. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Sykes, charging him with felon in possession of a firearm.

Warrants have also been issued for Wilson's arrest. She's accused of violating her probation for second-degree burglary and willful injury.

Wilson is described as a 5'6", 136-pound black female with a chest tattoo that reads: “Faith”. Sykes is described as a 5'9", 135-pound black male with multiple tattoos on his body.

Anyone with information on where Sykes and Wilson might be is asked to call 911 or contact Waterloo police at 319-291-4340. Tips can also be sent to Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers, which can be reached via phone at 855-300-TIPS or by texting "CEDAR" along with information to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa can be reached via phone at 515-223-1400 or online at

According to police, reward funds are available for assistance locating the two parties.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek announced some general information about the investigation in a Facebook video.

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