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Emergency Information

HAWK ALERT: There have been multiple shots fired in the area of the Old Capitol Ramp downtown. Officers are on scene investigating. Please stay away from area

HAWK ALERT: There have been multiple shots fired in the area of the Old Capitol Ramp downtown. Officers are on scene investigating. Please stay away from area

Situation Update(s): 

Situation update: Police are on scene and continue to investigate this incident. Please seek safety and continue to avoid the area.

12/05/2021 - 1:52am

Resume normal activity, but remain vigilant. Investigation continues. Old Capitol ramp is closed at this time and should be avoided. See e.uiowa.edu for updates.

12/05/2021 - 4:06am
Status: 
Closed - Arrest Made
Notes: 

Update: Arrests made in downtown Iowa City shooting (Dec. 5, 2021 — 3:34 p.m.)

As a result of the investigation into the Dec. 5 shooting at the Old Capitol Town Centre Parking Ramp, Darnell F. Martin, Jr., 21, of Coralville; and Mason D. Ward, 18, of Cedar Rapids have been arrested and face the following charges.

The charges can be viewed below:

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and additional charges are pending. A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Iowa City Police investigate shooting in downtown parking ramp (Dec. 5, 2021 —9:38 a.m.)

At approximately 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Iowa City police responded to the Old Capitol Parking Ramp, 220 S. Capitol St., for a report of shots fired.

Responding officers found evidence at the scene indicating multiple shots were fired and the preliminary investigation shows several people may have been involved. An adult male was taken to an area hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen.

This remains an open and active investigation. No other information is available at this time.

How you can help:

This incident is being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at iccrimestoppers.org, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Read full release from the Iowa City Police Department: https://www.icgov.org/news/iowa-city-police-investigate-shooting-downtow...