Arrests Made Following Two Shootings in Dubuque
By Lee Hermiston & Katie Wiedemann, Reporters
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Dubuque Police Department is investigating two shootings that happened within three hours - and several blocks - of each other Monday night.
Now, police are trying to determine if the shootings were related.
The first occurred just before 9 p.m. Officers responded to the 1200 block of Iowa Street for a report of shots fired. Responding officers observed a large street fight. Most of the combatants fled, but police were able to apprehend 23-year-old Christopher A. Sharpe II and 20-year-old Davon D. Harrison, both of 380 ½ W. Locust St. in Dubuque.
Both men were charged with disorderly conduct, a simple misdemeanor.
Police said they were able to locate evidence in the area that indicated shots were fired during the fight.
A short time later, at 11:06 p.m., police responded to the intersection of 15th and Bluff streets for a report of a man with a gun. The suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Daniel L. Campbell, Jr., of 1293 Bluff St. No. 3 in Dubuque, was located nearby, but fled on foot.
Police said as officers chased Campbell he pulled out a gun and threw it to the ground. Campbell pulled out a second gun and fired a shot behind him while running from the officers. "During the foot pursuit the subject reached behind him as he was running from the officer and fired a shot in their direction," said Dubuque Police Lieutenant Scott Baxter.
Officers from the Dubuque and Asbury police departments, as well as the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and Dubuque Park Patrol flooded the area and eventually found Campbell hiding. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Officers recovered both of the discarded handguns, which were determined to be stolen.
Campbell was arrested and faces charges of going armed with intent, possession of a firearm as a felon and two counts of trafficking stolen weapons. The trafficking charges are class C felony and the other two offenses are class D felonies.
If convicted, Campbell could face up to 30 years in prison.
Both shootings remain under investigation and additional charges are possible, police said.
Lt. Baxter said, "There are no direct indicators that it's gang related. That's not to say the investigation won't uncover possible gang relation ties. A lot of these individuals involved in these types of disturbances may have past affiliations. They may not be affiliated right now. "
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