Man pleads guilty in shooting death of man in Iowa City

Posted at 3:38 PM, Mar 12, 2022

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing another man inside a crowded Iowa City apartment last year.

Sammy Imaedeen Hamed pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder.

He was originally charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 12, 2021, death of 19-year-old Quincy Russom during a robbery.

Police say Hamed was one of several people inside the apartment when Russom was shot, and the shooting was not reported for more than 30 minutes.

Hamed must serve a minimum of 35 years of a 50-year sentence before being eligible for parole.

He will be sentenced May 6.

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