WATERLOO | August marks 12 years since Terence Dwayne Currington was shot while sitting his car.
Currington, a 20-year-old Waterloo native, had stopped in the 400 block of Adams Street -- just six blocks from his home -- about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 2003, to talk to friends, who walked up to his vehicle.
According to witnesses, another vehicle pulled up alongside his car.
There was yelling, enough to prompt neighbors to call police, and someone started shooting.
Bullets struck Currington in his left arm, chest and abdomen.
His car rolled forward, jumped the curb and came to a rest after bumping into a tree. Friends tried to help Currington from his vehicle, but he was dead at the scene.
To this day, no one has been held responsible for his slaying. His mother passed away in June.
Friends and relatives said Currington had been involved in ongoing problems with others. His car’s front and back windshields were broken out a few weeks earlier, possibly in a dispute over money, and then he was involved in a fight only days before his death.
Relatives said Currington was related to Martavious Deshaun Robinson, 20, who was killed in September 2002. Robinson, of Waterloo, and Calvin Maurice Rash, 28, of Chicago, were shot as they left a house in the 400 block of Thompson Avenue. No arrests have been made in their slayings.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 291-4340 ext. 7 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at (855) 300-8477. Tips also may be left at www.cvcrimestop.com, sent with TipSoft or by texting the word CEDAR plus the information to CRIMES (274637).