Suspect jailed after report of BB gun-related robbery Monday afternoon

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UPDATED: A suspect was in custody Tuesday after police responded to a report of an armed robbery shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday in the area of West 3rd and Waverly streets, Davenport.

Officers investigated an incident in which a suspect showed what was believed to be a gun in the north alley of 2300 W. 3rd St., and took Shallum Davenport Jr., 30, into custody as a suspect, a news release says.

He faces a felony charge of first-degree robbery and was being held Tuesday on a $50,000 cash-only bond in Scott County Jail.

The arrest affidavit says a victim explained he had arranged to sell an iPhone X for $375 over social media.

Davenport presented what was believed to be a firearm and took the phone from the victim during a struggle. The victim suffered minor injuries.

The victim and witnesses identified a residence believed to be where Davenport was. That’s where police found Davenport, the gun – a .177 caliber Glock BB gun – and the phone.

The BB gun, police say in the affidavit, “fires steel projectiles capable of causing serious injury.”

After he was read his Miranda Rights, Davenport admitted “to elements of the crime,” the affidavit says.

Scott County Court proceedings for Davenport are set for Thursday and again June 3.

At the scene

Local 4 News, first on the scene, saw officers, at least one armed with a rifle, establish a perimeter around a house. They spoke with a man inside.

Eventually, a man who came out of the house was taken into three officers. Police also spoke with neighbors in the area.

Three people taken into custody before that were released and returned to the area.

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call Davenport Police at 563-326-6125, submit an anonymous tip via the “p3 Tips” mobile app or submit a tip online at

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