UPDATE: Police issue warrant for Iowa City shooting suspect
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Brandon D. Brown - 2009 photo
Brandon D. Brown - 2009 photo
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -
Iowa City Police Sergeant Troy Kelsay says a first degree murder arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Brandon D. Brown.
Police responded to 2437 Petsel Place for report of shots fired around 11:30 Thursday night. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Donelle Derrell Lindsey lying on the ground.
Police say Lindsey appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where he was pronounced dead.
Kelsay says that Brown may have left the area to avoid being arrested. While Brown's current address is unknown, he was last known to live in Calumet City, Illinois and Harvey, Illinois.
Witnesses say that Brown asked Lindsey to walk down the street with him and after walking a short distance, the two got into an argument. They say Brown then pulled out a handgun and shot Lindsey multiple times at a relatively close range.
Witnesses positively identified Brown as the shooter during a photo lineup.
Police blocked off part of the 2400 block of Petsel Place throughout the early hours of Friday morning. Because the shooting occurred just west of the University of Iowa campus, a Hawk Alert being issued just after midnight Friday morning. Students were alerted that an armed suspect may be in the area, to stay indoors, and to call 911 with any information.
Multiple people who claim to know the victim believe the shooting was not random.
One woman who was at the hospital with the victim, and knew him personally, is asking all eye witnesses to come forward.
"If anybody's seen anything I just hope they step forward, because he don't deserve for people to be hiding, and not saying nothing," said Kimberly Scott of Iowa City. "I understand people not wanting to get involved in a murder case or not wanting nothing to come back on them, but when you take somebody's life, that's terrible."
This incident is under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Johnson County Attorney's Office.
If you have information on Brown's whereabouts, you are asked to call Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). You may be eligible for up to $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest. 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.
Police say Brown is being considered armed and dangerous. You are advised not to try and apprehend Brown.
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