Three Arrested During Shots Fired Investigation
Lieutenant Ted McClimon, (563) 589-4473
Assistant Chief Jeremy Jensen, (563) 589-4444
3/2/2021 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – On March 1, 2021, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to 65 Burns Street for a report of shots fired. The resident of 65 Burns Street, Shelby M. Strong 35 years old, reported acquaintances of her children shot at the residence. Strong identified the three individuals as Charles D. Tyler, 18 years old, no permanent address, juvenile A.J.C, 17 years old of Dubuque, and juvenile B.D.M., 16 years old of Dubuque. A.J.C was identified as the subject who fired the gun.
City of Dubuque traffic cameras were reviewed, and the suspect vehicle was identified as a red 2015 Nissan Altima. The vehicle was tracked to the Liquor Tobacco and Gas at 1401 Central Avenue where a traffic stop was initiated. The two juveniles fled on foot, however were taken into custody a short distance away from the traffic stop.
Officer Dylan Doerges sustained injuries to his knees, elbow, and hand while taking B.D.M. into custody.
A search of the vehicle, pursuant to a search warrant yielded a 9 mm handgun.
A.J.C was charged as a juvenile with Going Armed with Intent, and Interference with Official Acts.
B.D.M was charged as a juvenile with Aiding and Abetting Going Armed with Intent and Interference with Official Acts Causing Injury.
Tyler is charged with Aiding and Abetting Going Armed with Intent, a class “D” felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
A.J.C and B.D.M were transported to juvenile detention. Tyler remains in the Dubuque County jail.
The investigation remains ongoing. Additional charges are possible.
As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department 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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