Dubuque Police make arrests in shots fired incident

Charles A. Layfield (left) and Shadeed J. Monroe (right)
Charles A. Layfield (left) and Shadeed J. Monroe (right)

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWQC) – Dubuque Police have arrested two men in connection with a shots fired investigation that occurred on September 11, 2016.

On September 21st, 2016, at approximately 7:17 a.m., Dubuque Police arrested Charles A. Layfield, 29, of 2227 Washington Street, at the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center on charges of Attempted Murder, Going Armed with Intent, and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon. The charges stem from Layfield’s alleged involvement in the shooting near 19th and Jackson Street around 1:00 a.m. on September 11th.

Also arrested immediately following the shooting was Shadeed J. Monroe, 22, of 1593½ Main Street, Dubuque, who was located in the area still armed with a handgun. He was charged with Reckless Use of a Firearm and has since been released from jail.

At the scene, officers also located shell casings, a handgun, and blood. However, no one reported being injured by gunfire. Additional charges are possible pertaining to this incident.

Layfield remains incarcerated at the Dubuque County Jail on a cash bond of $760,000. Attempted Murder is a Class B Felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Going Armed with Intent and Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon are both Class D Felonies punishable by a fine between $750 & $7,500, and imprisonment up to 5 years.

If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at http://www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at http://www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

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