On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at approximately 1:59 a.m., Iowa City Police responded to the H-Bar, 220 S. Van Buren St., for a report of multiple shots fired in the alley. While en route, reports came in of at least one person shot.  

Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male - later identified as Waymond Thomas, 36, of Iowa City -  suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers rendered emergency medical aid until the Johnson County Ambulance Service arrived on scene and transported Thomas to the hospital for treatment. Thomas died while at the hospital.

As a result of the investigation into this incident, Iowa City Police on Thursday, March 9, 2023, arrested Antonio Scotton, 19, of Cedar Rapids. Scotton faces the following charges:

  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon

Copies of the charges can be found here.

The Iowa City Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, University Heights Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center, and the Johnson County Attorney's Office.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

No other information is available at this time. 

Date of publication

Monday, March 13, 2023