Iowa City Police have identified the individual who fired several shots from a handgun in the Ped Mall on July 25, 2021. The person has been identified as Andre Roberts Jr., 19, of Cedar Rapids. He has been charged with the following offenses:

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

The incident remains under investigation as police continue to work on identifying others involved. The Iowa City Police Department would like to thank the community for responding with information that assisted in identifying this individual.

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, 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 #: 2021005233

Date of publication

Thursday, July 29, 2021