Public Safety

Woman killed in northwest Cedar Rapids shooting was pregnant, police say

26-year-old man arrested Friday, faces murder charge

Cedar Rapids police officers guard the entrance to an apartment building Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1610 30th St. NW, where
Cedar Rapids police officers guard the entrance to an apartment building Friday, May 1, 2020, at 1610 30th St. NW, where a 26-year-old woman was shot and killed and another woman was injured by gunfire. Johnnie Osborne IV, 26, faces charges in the shootings. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — A man has been arrested in connection with the Friday shooting that killed a pregnant, 25-year-old woman and injured another woman in northwest Cedar Rapids.

Johnnie Osborne IV, 26, faces charges of first-degree murder, nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy, attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury, according to police.

Asia Taqara Grice and another 25-year-old woman were shot around 4:40 a.m. at an apartment building at 1610 30th St. NW, police said.

Grice was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other woman was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

Police said they quickly determined the shooting was intentional and identified Osborne as the suspect, arresting him at 7:19 a.m. outside a room at the Rodeway Inn, 4011 16th Ave. SW.

At 11 a.m., people were standing in small groups across the street from the apartment complex, where the entrance was marked with yellow crime-scene tape and guarded by two officers.

Some in the crowd were hugging and crying and talking quietly. They declined to comment.

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