The Iowa City Police Department has identified the victim in the Oct. 23, 2022, homicide investigation as Waymond Thomas, 36, of Iowa City. This remains an active investigation and the police department encourages all members of the public with information - particularly camera footage - to contact the department.

No other information is available at this time.

Original update from Oct. 23, 2022:

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 suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers rendered emergency medical aid until the Johnson County Ambulance Service arrived on scene and transported the victim to the hospital for treatment. The victim died while at the hospital.

This is an active investigation and no additional information will be released 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 about this incident is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone with security cameras near L & M Mighty Shop, the H-Bar at 220 S. Van Buren St., or anywhere in that area is asked to review and preserve 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, 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.

CASE # 2022008984

Date of publication

Sunday, October 23, 2022