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UPDATE: Iowa City Police make arrest in weekend shooting


Iowa City Police say 22 year old Kevin Lorenzo Perry is responsible for firing a gun at two men he was fighting with early Saturday morning.

An officer in an unmarked patrol car saw three men fighting on Broadway St. around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.  The officer said one of the men pulled a gun and fired it in the direction of the other two.  All three suspects ran from the scene and police were not able to locate them that day.

With assistance from a CrimeStoppers tip, Investigators were able to identify the subject responsible for discharging the firearm as 22 year old Kevin Lorenzo Perry of 2109 Taylor Drive Iowa City, IA.

Police say an investigation revealed that Perry was arguing with the other men.  As the officer exited his vehicle to investigate the fight, Perry drew a handgun, pointed it at the two other men, threatening to kill them, and fired a single shot before running off.  Police say the officer was in the field of fire, 15 to 25 feet away from Perry at the time of the shooting.  The officer did not return fire because there wasn't a clear target.  An occupied apartment building was also in the field of fire.

No injuries were reported.

Kevin Perry was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder (class B felonies), Possession of a Firearm as a Felon (class D felony), and Intimidation with a Weapon (class C felony).

Officers searched five local homes looking for evidence but have not yet located the weapon used in the incident. University of Iowa Police K9 units trained to detect gunshot residue and explosives assisted with the investigation.

The incident remains under investigation with the primary focus being to locate and secure the weapon.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the recovery of the weapon used in this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

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