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Four suspects charged in Davenport murder investigation


This news story was published on September 3, 2020.
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Davenport, Iowa

DAVENPORT – Four people are being charged in connection to the murder of an Illinois man in Davenport.

On Saturday, August 22, 2020 at approximately 6:46 AM Davenport Police responded to 6500 N Harrison St. in reference to a 911 call of shots being fired in an apartment. On arrival officers located a gunshot victim inside of the apartment.

The victim, identified as Sylvester Eddings, age 45, last address in Moline, was transported to the Genesis Hospital by medic.  Eddings died as a result of his injuries.

The Davenport Police Criminal Investigation Division has charged four people in relation to this ongoing homicide investigation.

Two individuals are in custody:

• Demarcus Liddell, age 33, of Coal Valley, Illinois, is charged with Murder 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy. He is currently in custody in the Scott County Jail. Liddell was originally charged with Burglary 1st Degree. New information was obtained and the original charge has been amended.

• Cordell McDowell, age 32, of Coal Valley, Illinois, is being charged with Murder 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy. He is currently in custody in Muscatine County Jail on an unrelated charge.

Two individuals are not in custody and have warrants issued for their arrest. The Davenport Police Department is seeking our community’s assistance in locating these individuals.

• Derrick Hargrett, age 33, of Rockford, Illinois is being charged with Murder 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy.

• Taneshia Coleman, age 36, of Davenport, Iowa is being charged with Murder 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree and Conspiracy.

Detectives continue to work this ongoing investigation.

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