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Man arrested in Iowa City death

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting.

26-year Alajuwon Johnson was arrested for Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Kylie Perkins.

Perkins was found in her apartment on Aber Avenue late Wednesday night.

Police say Johnson visited Perkins Wednesday night and he was carrying a gun.

At some point during the night, the gun was mishandled and went off, hitting Perkins.

Johnson told police Perkins pleaded with him to call for help, but Johnson was reluctant because he was wanted for other crimes.

Johnson says he eventually called a friend who called the police.

That friend called 911 anonymously and provided the initial information.

However, it was inaccurate and resulted in an additional delay of emergency services.

Investigators were led to Perkins apartment after questioning people along the street.


Online Producer-Chris Becker

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