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Chicago man charged with murder after Garner man shot dead in downtown Mason City



This news story was published on October 6, 2021.
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MASON CITY – A Chicago man is charged with murder after he allegedly shot a Garner man dead in downtown Mason City over the weekend.

On October 3 , 2021, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was requested by the Mason City Police Department to investigate a homicide, followed by an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Mason City.

On October 3, 2021, at about 1:13 a.m., the Mason City Police Department responded to a 911 call at the Happy Donkey Bar located a 5 South Federal Avenue in Mason City, for a report of shots fired. At about the same time, Mason City Police Officer Noah Friese was on foot nearby and heard the shots fired.

Officer Friese identified two male subjects running toward him as he approached the area. Friese ordered the subjects, later identified as Jelani Faulk, age 25, of Chicago, Illinois, and Kristopher Keys, age 24, of Dubuque, Iowa, to the ground. Keys complied with the officer’s orders. Faulk pointed a handgun towards Friese. Friese shot at Faulk, striking him. Faulk was transported to MercyOne North Iowa for medical treatment. Friese was uninjured.

Officers then located a shooting victim from the original shots fired call near the Happy Donkey Bar. That subject was identified as Christopher Tucker, age 35, of Garner, Iowa. Tucker was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with multiple gunshot wounds. Tucker died from those injuries on October 4, 2021.

Jelani Faulk is in custody at the Cerro Gordo County Jail. He is charged with Interference with Official Acts, a class D felony, and a federal probation violation. Charges are currently being filed against Faulk charging him with one count of Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony.

This incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Special Agent in Charge Mike Krapfl at 563-599-4239.

Upon completion of this investigation, the results will be forwarded to the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office for review.

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36 Responses to Chicago man charged with murder after Garner man shot dead in downtown Mason City

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 13, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Easy to say but it’s a shame officer Friese didn’t shot faster. 10 shots in the chest and no need to pay for trial or incarceration

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 11, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Sheeple are so stupid. Hardy gets huge money from government funded subsidized housing.Then he donates huge to the democrat party and they keep the inspections in check.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 10, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Hahaha that’s funny. All that government money subsidized shit hole property and the biggest liberal socialist slumlord profiting from it. Do some investigating for gods sake. The result is one dead man so far and a lot of drugs being sold to ur kids.

  4. erozmo Reply Report comment

    October 7, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    1970. 5 totally nude strip bars within 5 blocks of central park.
    legal drinking at 18 years old.
    the population; close to 31,000.
    cement plants, packing plant, booming businesses, relaxed law enforcement.

    today; population 27,000.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 9:29 pm

      Welcome to River City the town of the working poor, the uneducated and the unemployed.

      But look at our walkway to nowhere!
      The Historic Park Inn (try not to get shot)

      Come to shop at Walmart – leave because there’s nothing else here. Hope you enjoyed your trip, please come on back again y’all!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 9, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I can only come up with four places, College Inn, Leon’s, Stagecoach, and the Shelter. What was the fifth, just curious. You left out the after hours casino but that was more then 5 blocks.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 7, 2021 at 6:50 am

    Russ Hardy Properties! He should be liable for bringing all the scum to this town!

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 9:35 am

      The bad element will find a place to set down. There are no slum landlords, only slum tenants, remember that.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 9, 2021 at 8:04 am

        Russ Hardy is not a slum loard? Are you kidding me?! Look at the garbage and junk that sits at his so called office on South Monroe! Hey NIT, if you look out your window to the west, you will see it!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Why should Russ fix his places up to rent to that black scum. Look around at the black neighborhoods. They don’t keep their places up. Plus after they leave, Russ has to spend money to fix up what they destroyed. And yet by law, he can’t turn them away. Besides, if you don’t like it.
      buy your own rental property and quit crying.

    • Shaq'ueena Roas'b'eefa Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Mr Hardy he good man him letted me an my babies stay inna nice house we lovs it heer Im wishin there be moor nice folk like him here not all y’all raciss peckerwoods

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 12, 2021 at 5:29 am

        learn to spell shaniqua and calling trash trash isnt racist so put the black victim card away its worthless in todays world

  6. Shaq'ueena Roas'b'eefa Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Why y’all gotta be raciss? Jelani a good boy, he go church on Sunday.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      And kill white people every other day of the week. Jalani be a good black boy.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    I am sure that white guy from Garner was just walking down the street minding his own business (at 130 in the morning, downtown Mason City). He shouldnt of been shot but you pos’s love to play big tough farm boys who hate Blacks.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

      he probably was

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 12, 2021 at 5:34 am

      you pussys come here and act all tough boys from big cities but the truth is youre the biggest pussies cause youre the ones running away from big cities and acting like youre top dog in smaller towns but in reality you aint shit and you never will be shit.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    scum, mason city’s finest

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    POS cockroach. They come here from Chicago and Detroit and think they can get away with anything illegal. HIGH NOON HANGING! PUBLIC WELCOME!

  10. Shaq'ueena Roas'b'eefa Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Jelani a good boy, he ain’t do nothin’ wrong!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2021 at 6:12 pm

      he aint
      done notin wrong , really – murder is aint doing nothing wrong! you are an uneducated pos too.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm

      go back to shit cago

  11. Louie Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Just the beginning in downward spiral of death and destruction that has gripped River City. Eventually it will bleed into broad daylight. Impulsive thugs that are highly educated in robbery/thievery. In the old days stuff like this would not have happened. Wonder why it happening now? You cheat, you lose. Do the right thing.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

      Impulsive thugs=ignorant, lazy, shiftless, out of work, welfare sucking “black” people.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      Are you kidding? In the old days, it was 100 times worse! They didn’t call Mason City “Little Chicago” for nothing!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2021 at 8:33 am

        Bullshit! It was because of the Greek Mafia!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 8, 2021 at 11:24 am

          The so called Greek mafia was a pretty big problem too, but they like to pretend it wasn’t.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Black. What do you expect? The sooner we get rid of them, the sooner our town will be safe.

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 6, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Small time biden ploy – transfer people around America – especially when other states open their jails give them a bus ticket to Mason City via the chamber of commerce. Thank you morons. Have to give that officer a KUdo’s – VERY GOOD WORK !

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 6, 2021 at 10:05 am

      SO, this is Biden’s fault? That is laughable just like you.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2021 at 2:12 pm

        Actually Obummer was the one that wanted to integrate them into all neighborhoods across the country.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 7, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      Actually it’s the States fault…. their voucher system for housing is completely screwed up. Its easier for people to get vouchers in Iowa than it is in Illinois or Michigan. So people come here to live and get on the voucher system sooner. Talk to you local Rep or Senator….. do research before blaming and name calling. I can’t believe some of you people on here that just don’t understand how our government works.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 8, 2021 at 8:34 am

        Hardy went to Chicago and advertised to get them here.