Fatal Shooting Incident in 1000 Block of Regent Street NE
On Thursday, June 18 at 5:09 a.m. the City’s Joint Communications Agency received a report of a fight and shots fired inside a residence in the 1000 block of Regent Street NE. Dispatchers were also advised that there was a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound.
Officers arrived on scene to find a 20-year old male inside the residence who had sustained at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. Police officers, firefighters, and Area Ambulance Service personnel administered emergency medical care and transported the victim to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital.
Shortly thereafter, the victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Based on the preliminary investigation, there appears to have been a large party inside the residence, an argument ensued, and shots were fired. The shooting appears to be a targeted incident.
There is an active, ongoing homicide investigation.
The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME or text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject, type 5227 and your tip. You can continue to trade information with an investigator. Text STOP to opt out at any time. Please reference case #2020-08242.
Disclaimer: Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.