Man charged in fatal Iowa City shooting during robbery

February 23, 2021 GMT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City man has been charged in the shooting death of a man who police said was killed during a robbery.

Sammy I. Hamed, 22, was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the Feb. 12 death of Quincy Russom, 19, at an Iowa City apartment, police said.

Officers went to the apartment after receiving a report that someone had been killed during a robbery that involved several people, police said in a complaint. Evidence indicated the shooting occurred 30 minutes before the 911 call.

When Hamed was stopped several hours later, he had Russom’s cellphone and other items with him, police said. He also had a weapon that matched shell casings found at the scene of the killing, according to the complaint.


He has been in custody since Feb. 13.

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting.