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Waterloo man charged with murder in Aug. 2 death of Gary Wilson

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Police have officially charged a man with murder in the shooting death of another Waterloo man.

Roderick Earl Ward, Jr., 26, was arrested by Waterloo Police on Aug. 4 on a different charge, and formally charged Thursday with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Gary Wilson, 27, of Waterloo.

Ward Jr. had previously been held on a charge of possessing a firearm as a felon when he was initially arrested Aug. 4.

Wilson was found on the ground near 241 Jackson St. in Waterloo in the early morning hours of Aug. 2.

Police officials believe Wilson was shot by a shotgun multiple times.

Wilson was pronounced dead at Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Authorities think the shooting began with an argument, but they're not sure what that involved.

The investigation is ongoing.

Related:

http://www.kwwl.com/story/26190329/2014/08/04/police-arrest-man-while-investigating-fatal-shooting

http://www.kwwl.com/story/26179928/2014/08/02/one-man-dies-after-waterloo-shooting-saturday-morning

Michael Crowe contributed to this report.

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