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UPDATE: Iowa City murder suspect back in Iowa


Staff at the Johnson County Jail confirm that an Iowa City murder suspect is back in Iowa.

Iowa City police say witnesses identified Brandon Brown as the man who shot Donelle Lindsey on June 21.  Brown was arrested in South Holland, Illinois on August 21 and was brought back to Iowa City on Thursday evening.

Police were called to 2437 Petsel Place for report of shots fired at around 11:30 p.m. on June 21. 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.

Witnesses told police 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.

Police blocked off part of the 2400 block of Petsel Place throughout the early hours of June 22. Because the shooting occurred just west of the University of Iowa campus, a Hawk Alert was issued just after midnight alerting students 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 Lindsey, believe the shooting was not random.

Brown, who is charged with first degree murder, made his initial appearance in Johnson County on Friday morning.

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