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Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back


This news story was published on July 17, 2019.
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DUBUQUE – A juvenile took a gun and became extremely reckless in Dubuque, shooting up a house and then accidentally shooting in the back a man riding in the car he was in.

On July 15, 2019, at approximately 12:55 AM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to the area of 515 Pickett St for a report of shots fired. Shortly after receiving this call, the Dubuque 9-1-1 Communication Center received a report that a subject that had been shot and was currently in the area of W. 16th and Cornell St.

Officers arrived on scene at W. 16th and Cornell St and found Randy F. Jackson, 18, of Cascade, IA, with a gunshot wound to his back. Jackson was transported to Mercy Hospital by the Dubuque Fire Department for treatment. His injuries are not considered life-threatening at this time.

Officers on Pickett St observed bullet holes in the windows and siding of 515 Pickett St and found several 9-mm shell casings across the street from the residence.

The investigation determined that prior to the shooting, Jackson and several other subjects were picked up in a 2013 Dodge Avenger from an apartment building in Dubuque. The driver drove to the area of Pickett St at the request of a juvenile (17) passenger. At one point, the juvenile passenger asked the driver to stop in front of 515 Pickett St. The juvenile exited, fired several rounds at the residence, and then got back in the car. 515 Pickett St was occupied at the time but no one at the residence was struck by gunfire.

The juvenile told the driver to leave and the driver drove to the area of W. 16th and Cornell St. While in the vehicle, the juvenile suspect accidentally discharged his firearm and shot Jackson in the back. The juvenile then got out of the vehicle and fled the area on foot while the occupants of the vehicle called 9-1-1. Officers located a 9-mm shell casing in the vehicle during the investigation.

The juvenile suspect is known to police and is facing the following charges:

Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon – Class C Felony
Reckless Use of Firearm causing Bodily Injury – Class D Felony
Going Armed with Intent – Class D Felony

A Class C Felony is punishable by no more than 10 years of confinement, and a Class D Felony is punishable by no more than 5 years.

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3 Responses to Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

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    July 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Christ, this is what urban youth culture is doing to society. Idiot kid. Obviously they werent using decent defensive ammunition if a round went into his brother and it isnt life threatening. too bad he didnt shoot the driver in the back of the head while they sped away. they may have all died in a crash. now they have futures with which to create more victim’s.

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    July 17, 2019 at 10:08 am

    No stolen weapon charge? i really doubt a well known to police seventeen year old has access or rights to legal firearms. Seem’s he is getting off pretty light here. he shot into a home!
    we dont need more gun laws or gun control we just need to actually apply the laws to violent offenders. this kid is a piece of shit and we should hope he gets killed before he grows into an even bigger loser all his friends too.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 18, 2019 at 6:59 am

      That is not going to be a popular ‘take’ on this story, but all true, every word of it.