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Second man arrested in Coralville attempted murder case

Tony Watkins
Tony Watkins

CORALVILLE — A second man has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder related to an Iowa City homicide.

According to a Coralville police criminal complaint, Tony M. Watkins, 39, of Iowa City, went to the 600 block of First Avenue and shot another person, who suffered injuries to the head and foot.

Police previously arrested Tyris D. Winters, 41, of Peoria, Ill., in connection with the shooting. Police confirmed Tuesday evening that Tyris Winters is the father of a man shot and killed in Iowa City on Monday morning, and Tuesday’s shooting stemmed from Winters confronting another person about that case.

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Iowa City police said Kejuan Winters, 21, was shot multiple times Monday morning in an apartment at 1960 Broadway St. Kejuan Winters died that day of his injuries. Police have said they do not think the shooting was random, and no one has been arrested.

Watkins and Tyris Winters both face charges of attempted murder, a felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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