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Suspect arrested in shooting death of 19-year-old in Iowa City

Sammy Hamed
Sammy Hamed

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - Iowa City police have arrested a man in connection to the shooting death of a 19-year-old.

Police say 22-year-old Sammy Hamed of Iowa City is charged with first-degree murder in connection to Quincy Russom's death. Hamed was charged Monday for the death of the Iowa City teen.

Russom was found shot to death after officers responded to a call that someone had been killed during a robbery at a local apartment. A witness told police three men entered the apartment, shot Russom and ran off.

A police complaint says when Hamed was stopped several hours later, he had Russom's cellphone and other possessions, as well as a gun police said was used in the shooting.

Russom's death marks the first murder in Iowa City in 2021. The case is still under investigation.

The Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for more information. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers at 319-358-TIPS (8477) or by following this link.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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