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UPDATE: Iowa City Police nab Chicago man wanted in homicide

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Chicago was arrested in Iowa City on Monday afternoon.

Lorenzo Jones, 29, of Chicago had been staying in Iowa City when the Iowa City Police Department came and arrested him at the request of the Chicago Police Department, the department told KWWL.

Jones is being held in the Johnson County Jail until officials can pick him up and take him back to Chicago.

On Dec. 26, Iowa City Police got a call that Jones was wanted in connection with a Chicago shooting that happened on Christmas Day and could be in the Iowa City area with an assault rifle, according to an Iowa City Police Department report.

Iowa City Police then got another call on Dec. 27 that Jones was officially being charged and may be armed with an assault rifle. Iowa City Police began investigating Jones' whereabouts.

Police realized Jones was staying at Benton Manor on Benton Street in Iowa City.

When the Crisis and Negotiation Team arrived at 810 Benton Drive #24 around 4:30 p.m. Monday and made phone contact with Jones, he immediately surrendered to police, according to Iowa City Police.

They caution that the incident was not a standoff and Jones was taken into custody without incident.

Police told KWWL it was a "peaceful resolution." They did have to evacuate a few adjacent apartments in the area due to the situation, however.

Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.
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