Tipton man faces attempted murder, robbery charges in Iowa City shooting Friday night

Police have not said what type of gun was used

IOWA CITY — A Tipton man faces attempted murder and robbery charges after a Friday night shooting that left another man injured.

According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, around 11:07 p.m. Friday, Deondre J. Handley, 25, was driving a Chevrolet Impala in the area of Sandusky Drive and Keokuk Street. Police said the man who was shot, who is not identified in criminal complaints, was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Impala.

Police said as the man was looking out the window, Handley shot him in the back of the head. Handley stopped the vehicle and the man who was shot got out, police said. The man told police when he looked back into the Impala, Handley was pointing a small, black handgun with a laser at him.

Handley then allegedly ordered the man to take off his pants, give them to him and not tell anyone about the incident. Police said the man handed over his pants and walked to a home in the 1000 block of Sandusky Drive to ask for help.

Police have not said what kind of gun was used in the incident or if the weapon has been recovered. Sgt. Scott Gaarde said Monday man who was shot is expected to make a full recovery from non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Handley got away with the pair of jeans, an Alcatel cellphone, brown Nike shoes and $300 cash. He was arrested and now faces charges of attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Both offenses are felonies punishable by 25 years in prison.

Handley remains in custody on a $350,000 bond.

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