Iowa City police have charged a man with involuntary manslaugher and several drug charges in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday in her apartment. Police say 26-year-old Alajuwon Shamar Johnson and 20-year-old Kylie Jo Perkins were handling a gun when it went off and struck Perkins.
Johnson was apparently afraid to call police as he had outstanding arrest warrants. He eventually got someone to call police but that person gave police the wrong address delaying help for Perkins.
Police say Johnson had crack cocaine and a handgun on him when they arrested him. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, possession of two controlled substances with intent to deliver, and second offense illegally carrying weapons.