Public Safety

Victim identified in fatal Iowa City shooting

Iowa City police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday evening in the 600 block of South Governor Street. (Lee Hermi
Iowa City police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday evening in the 600 block of South Governor Street. (Lee Hermiston/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Iowa City police have identified the victim in Friday’s homicide.

Police said Quincy H. Russom, 19, of Iowa City was shot and killed in the 600 block of South Governor Street. Police were called to an apartment building at 7:54 p.m. Friday for a report of a shooting. There, officers found Russom’s body.

A witness told police three men had entered the residence, shot Russom and fled. Police have said the shooting was not random, but the specifics of the homicide still are under investigation. They do not think there is a threat to the public.

The shooting death is Iowa City’s first homicide in about 10 months, making it the first of 2021. Kejuan Winters, 21, of Iowa City was shot and killed at 1960 Broadway St. on April 20, 2020.

Police have not announced any arrests in the case, which remains under investigation by police, the Johnson County Attorney’s Office and the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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