Public Safety

Man dies after Tuesday shooting in Cedar Rapids

20-year-old killed is city's first homicide of 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year after a man died who was shot Tuesday in northeast Cedar Rapids.

Tenacious Harris, 20, died Sunday morning at a Cedar Rapids hospital after being shot in what police say was not a random shooting, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Police did not release any details about a suspect Sunday, only saying the shooting is under investigation as a homicide.

On Tuesday, police officers responded at 6:10 p.m. to shots fired in the 1800 block of A Avenue NE. While responding, officers received a report that a man, later identified as Harris, was shot and inside a vehicle near Franklin Middle School, 300 20th Street NE, less than a mile from where the shots were reported. 

Investigators found shell casings in the alley on A Avenue NE, police said.

Anyone with information can contact the police department at 319-286-5491 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463.

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