Shooting Incident at 424 Fairway Terrace SE Update
Cedar Rapids police officers responded to 424 Fairway Terrace SE on Wednesday, June 21st at 1:28 p.m. for the report of a shooting. Officers were advised that a 26-year old male victim had shot a burglar inside his home.
Police arrived at the residence and found two individuals who had sustained gunshot wounds including the victim, Ethan Paul Deyo, DOB/12-11-1990, age 26. Deyo advised officers that a suspect had entered his residence and was armed with a handgun. The suspect, identified as Sherman Hopkins, DOB/03-01-1974, age 43, had allegedly entered the residence and threatened Deyo with a handgun.
Deyo and Hopkins were involved in a physical altercation. During the physical altercation, Deyo managed to get the handgun from Hopkins and fire the weapon at Hopkins several times. Deyo sustained a gunshot wound during the altercation as well.
Based upon the subsequent investigation, investigators have charged Hopkins with Burglary-1st Degree, Robbery-1st Degree, and Kidnapping-1st Degree.
Hopkins was transported to the Linn County Jail after being released from a local hospital on today’s date.
Investigators do not believe that this was a random act. There is an active, ongoing investigation and additional details are not available at this time.
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.