WATERLOO — The driver of a sport utility vehicle used in a July homicide allegedly told police his vehicle had been stolen.
Court records recently released in the death of Otavious Brown shed new light on the circumstances around the slaying.
On Friday, Waterloo police obtained warrants charging Jacques Dominique Williamson, 25, Shavondes Martin, 20, Armand Isavia Anthony Rollins, 17, and Doncorrion Deangelo Spates, 15, with first-degree murder, attempted murder and intimidation with a weapon. Williams and Martin remain at the Black Hawk County Jail, and both Spates and Rollins are being charged as adults.
Residents called police at about 5:45 p.m. July 17 after people in a passing vehicle began shooting in the 800 block of Logan Avenue.
Brown arrived at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died. Dewon Campbell Jr. was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and Aundrey Roberts Jr. had a gunshot wound to his foot.
Shortly after 6 p.m., Williamson went to police to report his green 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe had been stolen. He said he heard it had been used in the shooting, court records show.
Investigators were able to obtain video of the area around the scene both before and after the shooting, and the footage shows Williamson and the other three suspects climbing into the vehicle before the gunfire, court records state.
Williamson was in the driver’s seat, Martin was in the front passenger seat, Spates was in the rear passenger seat, and Rollins was seated behind the driver, court records state.
Video footage shows the vehicle traveling north on Logan Avenue before the shooting, and video, apparently from another camera, shows it crossing Conger Street seconds after the shooting, records state.
Witnesses also were able to describe the clothing Williamson was wearing, records state.
Witnesses also told police they saw muzzle flashes from multiple firearms, and police found .45-caliber shell casings in the street and a 10 mm shell casings inside the Tahoe, records state.
Court records don’t indicate which of the defendants is suspected of shooting.