Police: Gun used in Iowa City shooting was stolen

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Iowa City police say a gun used in a July shooting, was stolen from a Cedar Rapids home earlier that month.

Deondre Jerome Handley, 25, of Tipton, is charged with attempted murder for a July shooting in which a man suffered a fractured skull.

Handley was arrested in Tipton on July 30 during a traffic stop after a search warrant for his vehicle was issued. Police say the vehicle was taken to Iowa City where a search turned up a .380 caliber handgun with a laser sight.

A search of the gun's serial number showed it was stolen from Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids police confirmed it was stolen during a July 16 burglary.

Handley now faces an additional charge of 4th degree theft.

Handley's arraignment is scheduled for August 25.
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Iowa City Police have arrested Deondre Jerome Handley, 25, of Tipton.

Handley faces charges of Attempted Murder and First Degree Robbery.

Handley allegedly shot the victim in the back of the head before making them get out of the car. He then robbed the person before leaving the scene.

He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $350,000 bond.

The case remains under investigation by the Iowa City Police Department.
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Iowa City Police are investigating a shooting. It happened in the 1000 block of Sandusky Drive.

Police were originally called for a fight in progress. When officers arrived they found a male victim bleeding. That man was knocking on a door for help. Police determined he was robbed and shot. The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers at 319-358-8477.