Two juveniles shot, one deceased, in Thursday gunfire incident in Davenport

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Two juveniles were shot – one fatally – in a gunfire incident Thursday in Davenport, Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said at a Friday news conference.

Devell Johnson Jr., 12, of Davenport, was pronounced dead as a result of the injuries, Sikorski announced. The second juvenile victim was treated and released.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., Davenport police went to the 1300 block of Marquette Street for a report of gunfire.

Police say three juveniles and De-An Humphrey, 18, of Hannibal, Missouri, were riding bicycles in the alley between 13th and 14th west of Marquette when a vehicle traveling north on Marquette Street stopped at the alley and fired several gun shots at the group on bicycles.

While responding to the report of gunfire, Humphrey was taken into custody after a foot pursuit and charged with carrying weapons and interference with official acts with a weapon.

“Humphrey is not a person of interest in the shooting death of Devell Johnson Jr. or injury to the second juvenile victim treated and released,” Sikorski said.

Further proceedings were scheduled for Tuesday and April 30 in Scott County Court.

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