CRPD names two more persons of interest in double homicide

The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified two additional persons of interest in the double homicide in the parking lot of Iowa Smoke Shop, 70 Kirkwood Court SW, on Saturday, May 18. The Police Department is asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of these individuals to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or their local law enforcement. 

Police investigators have interviewed several individuals as part of the ongoing homicide investigation and believe there are numerous other individuals who can provide truthful and complete information regarding the incident. The Police Department continues to ask individuals to come forward and provide information.

Currently, there are four identified persons of interest (the additional persons of interest are in bold)

·DeShawn Hull, age 21, height: 5’8”, weight: 200 pounds

·Andre Richardson, age 25, height: 6’1”, weight: 185 pounds

·Alexandra Smith, age 24, height: 5’3”, weight: 130 pounds (LOCATED)

·Kenyauta Keith, age 19, height: 5’9”, weight 195 pounds

·Colby Shannon, age 22, height 5’9”, weight 145 pounds

There is an active, ongoing investigation. At this time, it appears that this was a targeted attack and is not related to an earlier shooting that was reported in the 100 block of 29th Street Drive SE.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victims were in a vehicle in the Iowa Smoke Shop parking lot. An individual approached the vehicle and multiple shots were fired into the vehicle.

Anyone with information about the shooting incident at 70 Kirkwood Court SW is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME. 

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