Shots Fired in Keokuk (Update)

On July 30th, at approximately 5 pm, Keokuk Police Officers responded to the 3100 block of Main Street in reference to shots being fired. It was later discovered this was in reference to an incident which took place a few minutes earlier, in the 1400 block of Timea Street. The reporting party indicated their vehicle was struck by multiple gun shots fired by a subject identified as Immanuel Maurice Williams, age 36 of Keokuk. This was a targeted event, as Williams and the intended victim had previously resided together and been involved in a romantic relationship.

About 3 and a half hours later, Officers were dispatched to another shots fired call. This incident involved the same suspect and victim, occuring near the 200 block of N 9th Street.

About an hour later at 9:23pm, Officers would be dispatched in reference a suspicious person matching the general description of Williams. A Lee County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was requested and deployed in an attempt to track this Williams.

A short time later, a vehicle registered to Williams was located by a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol traveling northbound on Highway 61 between Fort Madison and Wever. A vehicle pursuit followed by a short foot chase ensued, with Williams ultimately being arrested in Mediapolis, Iowa.

Williams was arrested and charged by Iowa State Patrol following his apprehension. He was taken to the Des Moines County Jail where he was charged with Interference with Official Acts, Driving Under Suspension, Felony Eluding, Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, and Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd offense. The Keokuk Police Department has requested an arrest warrant for Immanuel Maurice Williams for Attempted Murder a Class B felony.

If anyone has information regarding these incidents, please contact the Keokuk Police Department.

The Keokuk Police Department received assistance from the Lee County Attorney’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Fort Madison Police Department, Burlington Police Department, and the Special Response Team which is comprised of Officers from the Keokuk Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fort Madison Police Department.

Again, all defendants are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.