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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: 20 years later, police still searching for answers in Waterloo cold case

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Shawn North

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Today marks exactly 20 years since Shawn Michael North was shot and paralyzed in his driveway, and there are still unanswered questions about who did it.

North told police two people knocked on his door in the 1200 block of Doreen Avenue and demanded his truck. When he refused, he told investigators they shot him.

Evidence from the scene shows he was shot by two different caliber firearms, according to authorities.

The shooting left him paralyzed from his chest down for 15 years. A complication from one of his gunshot wounds led to his death on August 30, 2016.

In 2017, KWWL interviewed his sisters who were his main caregivers.

"Not only when he got shot we had to worry about, 'Oh my god. He's shot. Is he going to die?'" said his older sister Toniya North. "Thankfully, he didn't die. But then, you question, 'What was his quality of life?' He was never the same. You could never be the same."

To this day, no one has been arrested.

There's a $1,500 reward.

If you have information, call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477).

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