Update: The Iowa City Police Department and the Johnson County Medical Examiner's Office have released the identity of the victim of the Feb. 12, 2021 suspicious death in Iowa City. 

The victim has been identified as Quincy H. Russom, 19, of Iowa City. Based on initial information, including the preliminary autopsy results, the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

The Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office, at the conclusion of the autopsy, has ruled the manner of death in this incident to be a homicide, and cause of death to be injuries sustained from gunshot wounds.

This matter remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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 www.iccrimestoppers.org. 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.


02/13/21: On Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at approximately 7:54 p.m., Iowa City Police were called to an apartment in the 600 block of South Governor Street in Iowa City for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased adult male victim. A witness advised that three men entered the residence, shot the victim, and fled.

The incident remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office. The victim has been identified, but the identity will not be released pending family notification and autopsy, which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. There does not appear to be a safety threat to the general public at this time.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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