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UPDATE: 5 men arrested in connection with deadly 2017 Coggon shooting

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UPDATE: Five men are being charged in connection with a deadly shooting in Coggon. That's according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Chase Daniel Zerba, age 20, from Coggon, Tyler Michael Clemens, age 23, from Alburnett,and Cameron Lee Klouda, age 21, from Coggon, have each been charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and using, carrying, brandishing, and discharging a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. 

Zerba and Clemens have also been charged with being drug users in possession of a firearm.  

Dillon Craig Beener, age 21, and Kordell Maurice Jones, age 19, both from Cedar Rapids, have each been charged with one count of attempted robbery and using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  

Law enforcement say they responded to an address in Coggon back on February 1, 2017 regarding a shooting.

When officers arrived, they located Dylan Michael Plotz dead in the front yard of the residence. They say he had been shot at close range with a shotgun.

 A criminal complaint alleges that Plotz, Beener, and Jones intended to meet Zerba and rob him of marijuana. 

The three men allegedly brought a pistol with them to use during the robbery. 

When they arrived, police say Clemens, Klouda, and Zerba were all seated in a minivan parked in the driveway. 

Plotz, Beener, and Jones then approached the minivan to meet with the other men. 

Plotz allegedly then raised his pistol and demanded that Zerba provide them with the marijuana. 

Police say Zerba yelled “get it up” and someone in the minivan fired one round from a shotgun out the passenger side window into the Plotz's head.

It is also alleged that during a search of the scene, police located $60 in the Plotz's pocket as well as a pistol near his body. 

The pistol was loaded, with a round in the chamber and the safety off. 

n the minivan, police located more than 386 grams of marijuana as well as marijuana wax. 

If convicted on all charges, Zerba, Clemens, and Klouda face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, at least $500,000 in fines, and at least five years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Beener and Jones face a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years’ imprisonment and a possible maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a $500,000 fine, and six years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­ 


UPDATE: According to the the Linn County Sheriff, no arrests have been made in the deadly Coggon shooting, which happened earlier this month. The investigation is still ongoing. 

UPDATE: We now know the name of the victim in the deadly shooting in Coggon.
The Linn County Sheriff says Dylan Michael Plotz, 20, from Cedar Rapids was found dead on Wednesday evening.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.  According to an obituary, Plotz was born in Cedar Rapids on June 24, 1996.  He loved to fish, pick on his sisters, and spend time with his best buddy and dog, Rocky.  He graduated from Jefferson High School and worked as a roofer.  His family says they will remember him by his loyalty.  Services are pending.

UPDATE: The Linn County sheriff says law enforcement is not looking for anyone else after a deadly shooting in Coggon.
The Sheriff says shortly before 6:00 on Wednesday evening, they were called for a fight at 2260 Seven Hills Rd in rural Coggon. When emergency responders arrived on scene, they found a man lying in the yard. The victim had been shot.
After a manhunt of the surrounding area, several witnesses and suspects were picked up and taken to the Linn County Sheriff's Office to be questioned.
K9 unites from Marion and Cedar Rapids, Iowa State Troopers and their air wing helped find suspects.
More information in this case is expected to be released on Thursday morning.

One person is dead after a shooting in Coggon on Wednesday night. 
The victim is a man, but we don't know much more about who they were. 
The Linn County Sheriff Tells us a few people have been taken into custody for questioning after a manhunt in the area.
He says there may still be one suspect on the loose; that person should be considered armed and dangerous.
The incident seems to be isolated, so there isn't believed to be a threat to the public.
This is a developing story, stick with KWWL for updates. 

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