WATERLOO — A Waterloo man who was shot in the head during a burglary to his home has died, and police are now investigating a homicide.
Cedric Roy Craft died Thursday at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City where he had been since the Monday night shooting at his Courtland Street home. He was 39.
No arrests have been made in his slaying, and Waterloo police are seeking the public’s help for information in the case.
According to police, officers were called to a break-in at his home at 121 Courtland at about 7 p.m. Monday, and when they arrived they found Craft with a single gunshot wound to the head. No suspects were at the house, police said. Neighbors reported hearing several gunshots.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 ext 7 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be left at www.cvcrimestop.com or sent with TipSoft or by texting the word CEDAR plus the information to CRIMES (274637).
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Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,500 reward for information.
Craft is the sixth person hit by gunfire in Waterloo in the past two weeks, but the only one to die.
Daeshon Wright, 18, and a 17-year-old male were shot in the 800 block of Beech Street on the morning of Dec. 3; and Juanrez Jefferson, 21, was shot multiple times outside the 100 block of Western Avenue later that night.
On Dec. 5, 25-year-old Devontae Leque Sawyers was shot in the leg during a burglary to a Thompson Avenue apartment; and Trevel Altman-Aron, 19, was shot in the chest at his Columbia Street home Dec. 6.