Dubuque Police Investigate Deadly Shooting
Lieutenant Ted McClimon, (563) 589-4473
Assistant Chief Jeremy Jensen (563) 589-4444
July 3, 2020-- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – On July 2, 2020, at 5:58 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to the 400 block of Loras Blvd. for the report of a shooting and located Curtis R. Smothers Jr. 25 years old of Dubuque with a gunshot wound to the chest. Smothers was transported by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators utilized City of Dubuque traffic cameras to determine Smothers was involved in a physical altercation with another adult male following an argument in the 400 block of Loras Blvd. During the altercation, the offender retrieved a handgun from his waistband and shot Smothers in the chest.
Traffic cameras also showed the offender running into 419 Loras Blvd. following the shooting. The Dubuque Police Department’s Tactical Unit executed a search warrant at 419 Loras Blvd. #1 as part of the investigation.
All parties involved have been identified.
The investigation remains active.
If you have any information on this incident, please call Cpl. Justin Stair at 563-589-4474, Inv. Kurt Rosenthal at 563-587-3808, Dispatch at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.
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