Public Safety

Reward offered in shooting death of 16-year-old boy in NW Cedar Rapids

Judeah Dawson
Judeah Dawson

CEDAR RAPIDS — A reward is being offered for information regarding the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot April 22 in northwest Cedar Rapids.

Linn County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $3,500 to anyone who can provide information in the death of Judeah Dawson, Cedar Rapids police said Monday.

Dawson was shot multiple times at about 12:30 a.m. April 22 in the 200 block of 15th Street NW. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-(800) 272-7463.

Tipsters can anonymously text “CRIMES” (274637) with the numbers 5227 from a mobile phone. The Text a Tip feature allows the Cedar Rapids police to have a two-way dialogue with a tipster that is anonymous, police said.

Dawson’s death marked the fifth homicide this year in Cedar Rapids. A sixth homidice has since been reported.

In January, Andrew Gaston, 18, and Jose Millan-Ramirez, 23, were shot and killed in northeast Cedar Rapids within five days of each other.

Gaston, a Metro High School student, was shot and killed Jan. 24 at an apartment complex on Agin Court NE, just south of Blairs Ferry Road in Cedar Rapids. Two teens have been arrested in connection with his death.


Millan-Ramirez was fatally shot at about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 28 in the parking lot of Ashton Place Apartments, 634 Ashton Place NE, just west of C Avenue NE and south of Boyson Road. No one has been arrested in connection with his death.

Tremaine Williams, 35, of Cedar Rapids, was fatally stabbed at about 4:25 a.m. March 5 at a residence in the 700 block of Eighth Avenue SW. Jacqueline Holmes, 36, is charged with his murder; police said she is claiming the stabbing was in self-defense.

On March 12, the body of Jordan Haynes, 27, was found in a vehicle near Interstate 380 near 76th Avenue SW. No arrests have been made in that death, which the state medical examiner ruled a homicide.

And Asia T. Grice, 25, was shot and killed around 4:40 a.m. May 1 at an apartment building at 1610 30th St. NW, police said. She was pregnant when she died. Police arrested Johnnie Osborne IV, 26, of Cedar Rapids, that same day. He faces charges of first-degree murder, nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy, attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury, according to police.

Comments: (319) 398-8238;

Give us feedback

We value your trust and work hard to provide fair, accurate coverage. If you have found an error or omission in our reporting, tell us here.

Or if you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.