Renard Winfield Jr, 29, of Gary, Indiana has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree for the death of Tommy Curry. This matter remains under active investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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

The charge against Winfield can be read online

The ICPD continues to request information from anyone who has information regarding this case. The Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in these matters. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477) or at All contacts are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

On April 28, at 8:04 p.m., Iowa City Police Officers responded to the 2400 Block of Lakeside Drive, Iowa City, to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male victim with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was later pronounced deceased.  

Date of publication

Sunday, May 16, 2021