Cedar Rapids police say a third person has charged in the murder of a man there in January. Police say 20-year-old Johven Lee was arrested in Naperville, Illinois and was brought back to Iowa last week and is now charged with first-degree murder. The charges stem from the shooting death of Kevin Bell on January 11th.
Police say Lee and two teenagers barged into Bell’s apartment, in what could have been a robbery attempt. Police have also charged 17-year-olds Denem Null and Gabriel Taylor of Cedar Rapids, with first-degree murder in the case. A police department spokesperson says they are still trying to piece together why Bell was shot, but says the three suspects are not talking about what happened.
Lee is being held in the Linn County Jail, while Null and Taylor are being held at the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center.