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The second-day story, with your help. Call Gazette reporter Adam Belz at (319) 398-8273 or e-mail him:

Glass Rd. murder victim may have been out-of-towner

No arrests have been made in the shooting death of Dominique Mosby next to a patio outside an apartment along Glass Road on Friday night.

It’s not clear Mosby even lived in Cedar Rapids, and it’s not clear anyone even used the apartment where he was shot as a primary residence.

The 22-year-old victim’s family is in Chicago, police say, and the family hadn’t seen him in a couple of weeks. He died from gunshot wounds after a dice game.

Mosby had been in Eastern Iowa before. He had a Linn County warrant for his arrest, for failure to appear for possession of controlled substance and interference with official acts, related to an incident that occurred in September 2006. A few days later, in Johnson County, he was charged with consumption of alcohol. He was 20 at the time.

“The victim’s not a tenant,” said Jess Hebdon, property manager at Cedarwood Hills. “I’ve never heard his name before.”

Hebdon wouldn’t give the name of the man who lives at 2030 Glass Rd. NE, No. 105, the apartment outside of which Mosby was shot to death. He said, however, he thinks the tenant has left town.

Police aren’t sure who actually lived there.

“We’re still trying to figure out for sure who is on the lease,” Welsh said.

Tenants near the scene of the shooting said the patio outside Apartment 105 was often the site of dice games, but nobody admits to knowing the people who lived there.

“When there’s a group of six or seven people sitting there with stacks of money like this, playing dice…it’s not the kind of people you want to get mixed up with,” said a man who declined to give his name but lives in an apartment nearby.

He said police took into custody the “only person I’ve ever seen” in Apartment 105 on Friday night, though he didn’t know the man’s name.

As usual, I’m asking for your help as we try to cover this story. Would like to hear your questions, and your answers. Hopefully a search warrant will be filed today.

Here are some questions I’m considering going forward:

1. Who lived at the apartment?
2. Where is he/she now? Was he/she questioned?
3. How long had Mosby been in Cedar Rapids?
4. How often do police have this problem, an uncooperative pool of witnesses?
5. What are their strategies for overcoming that?
6. Was there an argument preceding the shooting? What about?


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4 Responses

  1. Jamaal says:

    Domonique Mosby was visiting Cedar Rapids with friends that is close to him as his family. People he grew up around and has known his whloe entire life. Dominique will be loved and missed by all that love and know him.

  2. Jamaal says:

    Who ever did this know who the f— they are. I hope they die a trillion deaths with their cowardly, broke, bummy, dirty, stanky, nasty, trifelin’ ass. (sentence edited out) And I don’t give a f— who read this. I don’t understand how his peeps let this go down like this. The good always die young and live short lives. Dammnnnn this s— hurt like hell to my heart my homie gone like that in the midst of petty s—. Treated my homie like he was petty, n—-. But they don’t know what they did to these streets. Dude gone get it one way or another. And my best bet would say another way cause my n—– don’t trick.


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  3. concerned_citizen says:

    So Jamaal, you gonna go out and avenge him or whatever then there will be another story from that victim’s friends and family about what a great guy he was and how he will be avenged…pretty soon there won’t be anyone else to play dice with…

  4. sweetlips... says:

    I Only knew Him For A Short Period Of Time And At The News Of His Death It Sent Sadness Deep In My Heart I Cant Describe.I Cant Believe How Bad It Hurt, Its Like I Knew You Our Whole Lives. They Do Say The Good Die Way Before Their Time.How F— Up His It To Die N A World Unknown 2 You. I Felt The Goodness Inside You…I Will Always Remember You And Your Kind Heart…R.I.P…*Dominique*

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