Sammy Imaedeen Hamed, 22, of Iowa City has been charged with Murder in the 1st Degree for the death of Quincy Russom. 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.

The formal complaint can be viewed online.

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

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.

Date of publication

Monday, February 22, 2021