Dubuque Police Arrest 8 Men After String of Shootings

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By Ellen Kurt

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Three shootings in four days in Dubuque have led police to arrest and charge eight men. All of the fights happened on Iowa Street.

Police arrested eight people after the fights. They were in court Wednesday for their initial appearances. 20-year-old Davon Harrison, 23-year-old Christopher Sharpe II, 27-year-old Principal Springer, 22-year-old Delon Runnels, 24-year-old Joseph Wright, 20-year-old Derrick Moore, 29-year-old Sylvester Durrah and 31-year-old Joseph Lewis are all facing Riot charges. They could receive up to two years in prison. All men are in the Dubuque County Jail.

The most recent shooting happened Wednesday at 3:13 p.m. near the intersection of West 15th Street and Iowa Street. Police responded to a call of shots fired. They said they found enough evidence to indicate that someone fired multiple shots, everyone involved fled before officers got there. No one was injured.

The first of the three shootings happened Monday two hours apart. Dubuque Police were called to the 1200 block of Iowa Street at 8:53 p.m. for a report of shots fired. They found a large group street fighting. Most of the people involved ran away, but police were able to arrest two men. Both are being charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Police, then, responded to West 15th and Main Streets for the report of a man with a gun. Once Daniel Campbell, Jr., 29, saw officers, he ran and a chase began. During the chase, police said Campbell dropped one gun and shot officers with another. Law enforcement arrested Campbell in the 1200 block of Iowa Street. They determined that the guns Campbell was carrying were stolen. He faces charges of a variety of gun charges including Trafficking Stolen Weapons and Possession by a Felon. He could be sentenced up to five years in prison.

Dubuque Police said there could be more arrests for those involved in the shootings.
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