First COVID-19 case in Marshall County

T-R PHOTO BY GARRY BRANDENBURG The Lennox factory in Marshalltown as cleared of all vehicles after operations were temporarily shut down Thursday following the confirmation of an employee being tested positive for COVID-19.

The name of the victim in the fatal shooting on Wednesday night in Marshalltown was released by Marshalltown Police Department on Friday.

Johnqwez Deanthony Lewis, age 22, of Marshalltown, died during the shooting.

Another person, Devonte Allen Brooks, age 27, of Marshalltown, was injured.

No one has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

“My thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their family members,” said chief of police Mike Tupper. “Violent crime will not be permitted to go unchecked in our community. Marshalltown is a strong community because of the people who call it home. We must all work together to address matters of mutual concern and this includes crime. We all want safe neighborhoods. We all share a responsibility for keeping our community safe. To the individual, or individuals, responsible for this cowardly act, we are coming for you. We will find you. We are working tirelessly to make sure you face a jury of your peers. Justice and accountability will be done.”

The Marshalltown Police Department responded with Unity Point Ambulance and the Marshalltown Fire Department to Union Street after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Lewis suffering from gunshot wounds.

Brooks was transported to Unity Point Hospital in Marshalltown for treatment. He is no longer hospitalized.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Marshall County Attorney’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Marshalltown police Department at 641-754-5725. Additionally, tips may be submitted by calling 641-753-1234, or via text messaging by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES – 274637 – or online at www.marshallcountycs.com.

All tips are completely anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.


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