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MCPD investigating late night shooting



This news story was published on March 6, 2012.
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by Matt Marquardt –

MASON CITY – Mason City police were investigating a shooting late Monday night near downtown Mason CIty.

(Photo by Jody Spear.)

At about 11:16 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in the 200 block of 3rd Street NW. At the scene, Mason City Police Department had the alley between 3rd Street and 4th Street NW blocked off with police tape. The tape also circled around the First Christian Church and parking lot on 4th Street NW and North Adams.

At about midnight, while officers were investigating the crime, police were notified that a person was admitted to Mercy Medial Center with a single gunshot wound.  The victim was identified as Billy Lee Jamie Huerta, 27, of Mason City (See photo from his Facebook page, below).

The investigation is on-going at this time.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.

 

 

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53 Responses to MCPD investigating late night shooting

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    blah blah blah another piece of crap is shot blah blah blah

  2. John Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It seems that some posting here know what happenend. They should let the Police know what they know.

    I don’t care if he fights with his fists or not, using a fire arm for self defense is leagal and justifiable as long as the gun owner is registered to carry.

  3. writerone Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Just because a photo is posted on a website or facebook page does not put it in the common domain. The photo is the property of the photographer or , and should not be used without permission. Copyright no longer requires notice.

    • wrong Reply Report comment

      March 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Wrong! If you dont want photos being used or seen by others or public my suggestion is NOT to down load them in the first place. OR you can watermark your photos. Other wise its public. Its obvious Billy didn’t use these options.

      • black bird Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

        Wrong, I suggest you do a little research on copyright law…

    • © Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

      © (copy write) symbol must be attached to your photo.

    • WrongAgain Reply Report comment

      March 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

      You all are idiots! For instance,once a photo is created and if you dont want noone using your photo you need to copywrite it © and register.

  4. young gun Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

    What a waste of a person who used to be a good athlete and brother but all is done and only the bad remains Your dad Tim would be very upset with you billy

  5. John Bunnell Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Sorry, it should have said, responsible people to do so…

  6. John Bunnell Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2012 at 8:36 am

    The person that shot this tough guy, (and people like the shooter) were carrying guns long before it was legal for responsible to do so. When guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.

  7. wannabe Reply Report comment

    March 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Billy’s just another thug wannabe we have alot of those here in MC. Bubba will teach him a few things or two! It’s about time they cut down on this kind of trash. Big bad Billy. Yeah,right.

  8. shooter? Reply Report comment

    March 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    The person who shot him hasn’t been caught? No information about that? We’ll be seeing more of this type of fighting (gun fighting) now that these type of people have a right to carry one.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      These “people” don’t have permits and most of there guns are probably stolen.

  9. Midnight Toker Reply Report comment

    March 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Looks like the Joker, the Midnight Toker was spreading around some happiness with a potpipe. That’s a great picture to have for the public to see. It’s not too hard to figure out why he doesn’t what to cooperate.

    • shooter? Reply Report comment

      March 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      LOL Looks like he’s toking on something

  10. Bully Reply Report comment

    March 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I heard ole Billy was being a bully to a black guy. Was beating on him and the guy got mad, went home, got his gun, came back and shot him.

  11. Hey Reply Report comment

    March 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Hey that looks like a crack pipe he’s holding/smoking. GET THE TRASH OFF THE STREETS!

    • Em Reply Report comment

      March 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

      It’s not a crack pipe, it is money. Regardless couldn’t someone have submitted a better photo???? I’ve seen some of him & his beautiful daughter on facebook that should have been put on here. You have to know that no matter what, he shouldn’t have been shot.

      • Hey Reply Report comment

        March 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

        Money?? yeah right em maybe you should put down YOUR crack pipe.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

        Nobody deserves to be shot. But if he’s such a great guy why was he in that situation and why isn’t he cooperating with the police.

  12. screwedbysystem Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Omg…nice message on the church sign in photo. SOMEONE was trying to spread the happiness around. Any shooting suspects yet?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      If you read The Globe the police think he might have shot himself…The Globe even represents him with a mugshot from his domestic abuse arrest. Is that ethical to use a shooting victims mugshot in a news article?

      • chad Reply Report comment

        March 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm

        right, they have little or no ethics there for sure, they have written so many nasty stories it is sickining

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

        One easy solution to not have your mugshot published. Don’t get arrested!!!!!! Especially numerous times.

      • black bird Reply Report comment

        March 7, 2012 at 8:13 am

        Yeah, because it’s much more ethical for NIT to steal a photo off of facebook… I’m sure Matt got permission from Billy to use it though…

      • Watcher Reply Report comment

        March 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

        I agree,

        If you don’t want your mugshot posted – don’t get arrested.

        If you don’t want a picture of you all over the web – don’t make it public on Facebook or anywhere else for that matter.

        Unless it is copywrited, pictures posted openly on the web are public domain. And I am pretty sure his is not copywrited.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    He refused to talk to the police. Since he is a convicted drug dealer you tell me what a late 20ls person who has been unemployeed almost his entire life is doing in that nieghb orhood clase to midnight tring to fight somebody is doing. If your that nieve I’ll give you a hint. The headline should read: Drug Dealer shot trying to collect dept.

    • Emily Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Spellcheck much?? Holy hell, I got a migraine just trying to read your ignorant speech there. No it is NOT ethical that they used his mugshot picture. That is bad. Also, do you really know he’s a drug dealer & what exactly is wrong with that neighborhood?? Are you just letting your ignorant, judgmental mind speak a little too freely? If you know so much, please enlighten me & turn your autocorrect ON. Thank you!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

        Yes, he was convicted of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine ST VS **HUERTA, BILLY L Case: 02171 FECR016195 (CERRO GORDO). Fun fact he was do in court this morning to be sentenced to prison on a probation violation. My auto correct* was on that time, now will he please put your straw and mirror away and take care of your children, Thank You.

    • Kinkyh Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Do in court??? Your auto correct ain’t worth a crap son!!! Find a new hobby!!
      (your english teacher did)

      • Joey Reply Report comment

        March 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        Sounds like to upset woman gotta find a new drug dealer.

    • Diva Reply Report comment

      March 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Not to mention the fact the swat team was there.

      • Emily Reply Report comment

        March 8, 2012 at 11:27 am

        I’m aware that people make mistakes & bad decisions & change for the good. Don’t judge someone by their past, they don’t live there anymore. Oh and since you’re so concerned, I’m not a druggie, never done drugs in my whole life!!! I just work with recovering addicts & know they CAN change. With discrimination like on here it’s a wonder they even bother to change. I mean who would want to have all of you perfect people judging them? If you’re such a great & motivated person, you wouldn’t judge anyone.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Old saying:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    So, all you tough guys, there you go!

    Sounds like this knuckledragger won’t be hurting anyone again. Wish him the best, but it does appear from all of those that know him, he really did bring this on himself!

    Nope, don’t know him!

  15. Shutta Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hope he recovers quickly. Is there some reason the police can’t ask him who shot him? To those talking crap….it doesn’t matter who the person is, a violent crime is a violent crime. Unnecessary & horrible.

  16. Flores2754 Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Live by the streets….Die by the streets!

  17. sijr Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Taken to an undisclosed location…sounds like an illegal to me!!!

    • SO SAD Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      He is NOT an illegal and from what I was just told, Billy is in Rochester…

  18. SO SAD Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Does anyone know Billy’s condition???

    • huh Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 11:40 am

      from what i am told they r saying that if they remove the bullet there is a big chance he will be paralized and if they leave it in it could evenytually do the same. Thats the last update i got

  19. young gun Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    “Just sayin” sounds like you know what happened so go to the law and tell them so justice can be served on whoever shot billy.

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Unfortunately you all miss the most important part of this whole thing. You the upstanding citizens will see lots of your TAX DOLLARS now wasted AGAIN on this piece of CRAP. INVESTIGATION (taking manpower(police) off the street and out of your neighborhood patroling). COURT COSTS and then some of you will be pestered with JURY DUTY and more tax dollars to lock another of his piece of CRAP buddies up!!!!!!

    • buddy Reply Report comment

      March 7, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      I would also assume if he has no job, which i read above not saying that is true since i don’t know the chump, our tax dollars will be paying for his hospital stay also. I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree, since his father according to court records has been in and out of the criminal system.

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Billy only ever fought with fists n always for what he believed in n someone had to be a punk ********** n shoot him.. …keep fighting Billy lee I know you will be fine just like jay

  22. Just Sayin Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yeah this guy has been in a lot of fights and other kinds of issues. But to fight with your fists r 1 thing, to shoot someone and possibly make them paralized for the rest of their life, is just pathetic. And even if this guy has had alot of assults non are with a gun. No one deserves to possibly not be able to walk again just for getting into what was suppose to be just a fist fight. And shame on those who think he got what he deserves.

    • Huh? Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Assaulting someone and a fist fight are not the same thing. Anyone assaulting someone should expect that person to defend themselves with any weapon they have at hand. Actions have consequences.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

        well if im not mistaken this wasnt billy assulting someone this was an 2 participant arguement that lead to one person swinging and the other person fully aware of what they were doing when they incouraged the fight swung back as well. Conclusion the one who ran inside and got the gun, lost the fight fair and square. I dont know about u but I was brought up with the understanding that my fists are all the weapon i need win, lose, or draw. There is no excuse to use a weapon when its a fair fight that u encouraged to happen u deal with the outcome.

  23. Larry Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This guy has been in and out of jail for assult and other crap for years. It’s about time someone showed him it’s a two way street and he could get hurt too. Who knows what caused it. He was into a lot of crap.

    • angie Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      i dont give a rats ass if someone has been in trouble before, that DOES not give anyone to use a weapon!!!!!! he has had assualts, but NEVER with a deadly weapon. so there is no reason for him to be shot!! or anyone for that matter if they are not in possession of a weapon or use one. so get your head out of your ass and grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! billy is a good guy, have known him since we were little. and PAIGE PEYTON, same thing to you!!!!!!!!!!! how dare you! no one should wish anyone gets shots or murdered!!!!!!!!!!

      • gloria Reply Report comment

        March 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

        He must be associating with the wrong people then. Mabey it’s time to take a differant track in life.

  24. paige peyton Reply Report comment

    March 6, 2012 at 9:44 am

    im glad this woman beating puke got shot. sometimes street justice is the only justice.

    • Blackdeer-Miller Reply Report comment

      March 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

      I normally would not waste my time to comment, BUT I can not stand ignorance!!! You posted on NIM that you wished he would have died?? What kind of person would say this about someone’s SON,DAD ect…I would never say I wished someone dead NO matter what I thought. And I am so happy that you are such a asset to Mason City and society.