Another charge filed against alleged Ped Mall shooter

Another charge filed against alleged Ped Mall shooter
Podhajsky
10/12/17

Another charge has been filed against a man accused of shooting multiple people on the Iowa City Ped Mall.
 
Court records show a charge of Criminal Gang Participation has been filed against Lamar Wilson, 23, of Arizona Avenue. That charge carries up to five years in prison. Judge Paul Miller maintained Wilson’s bond of $1 million.
 
Wilson is accused of firing several rounds while near the Ped Mall breezeway early the morning of Aug. 27, hitting three people. One of those victims, 22-year-old Kaleek Jones of Iowa City, later died at a hospital.
 
According to arrest reports, Wilson admitted to firing a handgun several times, allegedly stating he did so as part of a feud with another group of people.
 
Wilson already faced charges 1st Degree Murder, two counts of Attempted Murder and three counts of Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon. The 1st Degree Murder charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
 
Wilson had pleaded not guilty to those charges and records show he plans to use the “Stand your ground” law as his defense.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Iowa City
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