Public Safety

Chicago homicide suspect arrested in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Federal authorities arrested a Chicago homicide suspect Monday in Iowa City after officials received word the suspect was in the area.

According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Phillip McAbee, 34, was taken into custody about 2 p.m. in the 2500 block of Bartelt Road by members of the Marshals Service’s Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force.

Chicago authorities charged McAbee with first-degree murder in March in connection with a fatal shooting in July.

Marshals learned McAbee could be staying with friends or family around Iowa City, according to the release, and his location was narrowed down to a home on Bartelt Road, on Iowa City’s west side, where he was arrested with the help of Iowa City police.

McAbee was taken to the Johnson County Jail, where he will be held until he’s extradited to Chicago, officials said.

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