One victim dead after Ped Mall shooting


The Daily Iowan; Photos by Josep

Police respond to a call of shots fired on the Ped Mall on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. An initial call came in around 1:30 a.m. where officers immediately responded. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, a release announced the death of one victim and charges of the two shooters. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

One victim of the Ped Mall shooting on Aug. 27, Kaleek Asham Douglas Jones, 22, of Iowa City has died.

A city of Iowa City press release, has named one of three gunshot victims and announced the charges against the suspects.

On the night of the shooting, Iowa City police officers patrolling the Pedestrian Mall heard shots fired in the area of College and Dubuque Streets. Responding officers discovered three shooting victims at various locations around that area, the press release said. All three victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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Lamar Cheyenne Wilson, 21, of Iowa City had previously been charged with three counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and three counts of attempted murder, the release said.

He has now been charged with murder in the first degree. One of the previous counts of attempted murder was upgraded as a result of Jones’ death, the release said.

Donte Ronnel Taylor, 21, of Cedar Rapids remains in custody on the initial charges of control of a firearm by a felon, trafficking in stolen weapons, and carrying weapons, the release said.

This investigation remains ongoing by the Iowa City police Investigations Unit, and additional charges are possible pending the results of the investigation.

The police are being assisted in the investigation by the University of Iowa police, the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Johnson County County Attorney’s Office, the release said.

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 Jenna Larson



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