Arrest made in weekend homicide

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Davenport police have arrested a 27-year-old Davenport man in connection with a Sunday shooting death.

Demarco Darrelle Gray, Jr. faces charges of first degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Davenport Police responded to the 2200 block of north Nevada Avenue after a report of shots fired and found a man with life-threatening gunshot wounds, says a news release from Davenport Police.

25-year-old Jeremiah Martinez-Brown was transported to Genesis Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Gray was booked into Scott County Jail shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. He was held on a $1 million cash-only bond, court records say.

“Throughout the investigation, it was learned the defendant did, having malice aforethought, willfully, deliberately, and with premeditation kill the victim by shooting him,” police say in an arrest affidavit.

The defendant has a previous felony conviction that prevents him from legally possessing a firearm from 2013 in Rock Island County, the affidavit says.

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