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Cedar Rapids police asking for help solving homicide case

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A man dies from his injuries following a shooting and still no arrests have been made.

Marcus McCaskill was shot in Cedar Rapids over the weekend. He died Wednesday and now police are asking for help solving the crime.

It all started at a house party. There was a disturbance that spilled out into the street, escalated, and ended with gunshots. McCaskill was shot and died days  later in the hospital.

The specific address is one of many parts of this investigation we don't know.

"It was at a residence in the 6 to 700 block of 15th Street (SE)," said Wayne Jerman, Cedar Rapids Police Chief.

When asked why investigators weren't releasing more specific information, Jerman replied: "That's part of the investigation and there's some pieces of the investigation that we can't release right now. "

KWWL went door-to-door in the neighborhood. People they say they didn't see a house party that night but they did hear the gunshots and watched McCaskill get loaded into an ambulance.

They also said officers went into one home but Chief Jerman would not say why because of the ongoing investigation.

Investigators have interviewed around 30 people about the incident early Saturday morning but say there's another 10 to 15 they'd like to come forward to help them solve this case.

"It's the right thing to do.," said Jerman."It's the right thing to do for Mr. McCaskill. It's the right thing to do for his family is to bring the person or persons responsible for this homicide to justice."

Chief Jerman says it is possible that the person or people involved in the shooting were at that house party. Officers say even information about the party could help them solve the shooting investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department or Linn County Crime Stoppers.


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