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Pregnant Iowa woman murdered in Cedar Rapids; suspect in custody

CEDAR RAPIDS – A pregnant Iowa woman was murdered in Cedar Rapids and a suspect is in custody, police say.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department received a report of shots fired at an apartment complex at 1610 30th Street NW on Friday, May 1 at 4:39 a.m.

Officers arrived on scene to find two adult female victims who had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the other victim was transported by Area Ambulance Service to a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation indicated this was a targeted shooting and a suspect was developed. Officers and investigators determined that the alleged suspect had fled to the Rodeway Inn, 4011 16th Avenue SW.

Police officers encountered the alleged suspect outside of a room at the Rodeway Inn and took the adult male suspect into custody at 7:19 a.m. The suspect in the shooting incident was arrested for Murder-1st Degree, Nonconsensual Termination of Pregnancy, Attempted Murder, and Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury. The suspect arrested has been identified as 26-year-old Johnnie Osborne IV.

The victim who was murdered has been identified as 25-year-old Asia Taqara Grice. The other victim, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, was a 25-year old female.

Johnnie Osborne

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He should have killed himself..

Too bad Johnnie didn’t resist to the point that he got hisself ventilated repeatedly.

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