On Monday, February 6, 2017 at approximately 5:27 p.m. Iowa City Police responded to the 2600 block of Bartelt Rd for a report of shots fired and a person on the ground. Over the course of the subsequent investigation, it was determined that Darius Elmere Davison, 20, of Cedar Rapids, was involved in an altercation over a property dispute. According to witnesses, Davison presented a handgun and fired at least four rounds striking the victim.
On February, 8th, 2017, arrest warrants were issued for Davison with the charge of Attempted Murder, Class B felony. On February 14th, 2017 Davison was taken into custody by the United States Marshall’s Service in Bloomington, Illinois. Davison will be transported to the Johnson County jail pending extradition.
The Iowa City Police Department was assisted in the apprehension of Davison by the United States Marshalls service, the Cedar Rapids Police Department, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
UPDATE: The investigation into the shooting that happened Monday, February 6, 2017 remains ongoing. The victim remains in stable condition pending further medical treatment. The investigation thus far has confirmed that the shooting stemmed from an isolated incident and there is no further threat to the Iowa City community. Updates will be released at a later time as more information becomes available.
Police continue to ask for the public's assistance in this investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5276. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. CrimeStoppers information is available below.
ORIGINAL MESSAGE: On Monday, February 6, 2017 at approximately 5:27 p.m. Iowa City Police responded to the 2600 block of Bartelt Rd for a report of shots fired and a person on the ground. As officers were responding to Bartelt Rd. the Johnson Country Joint Emergency Communications Center received a call advising that a gunshot victim was at the University of Iowa Hospital emergency room.
Preliminary investigation has found an adult male was shot in a parking lot of the Pheasant Ridge Apartments located on Bartlet Rd. This appears to be the only victim and Iowa City Police Detectives believe that the shooting does not appear to be a random act and there is no further threat to the general public.
The Iowa City Police Investigations Division is actively investigating this incident. The victim remains at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics where he remains in stable condition.
Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.