1 killed, Chicago man faces murder charge following shooting in downtown Mason City Sunday
(ABC 6 News) – A Chicago man is facing several charges including first-degree murder following a shooting in Mason City early Sunday morning.
25-year-old Jelani Faulk is charged with interference with official acts, and a federal probation violation. One count of Murder in the First Degree is currently in the process of being filed against Faulk.
On October 3rd, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was requested by the Mason City Police Department to investigate a homicide, followed by an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Mason City.
At about 1:13 a.m., the Mason City Police Department responded to a shots fired call at the Happy Donkey Bar located at 5 South Federal Avenue. At about the same time, Officer Noah Friese was on foot nearby and heard the shots fired. Officer Friese identified two male subjects running toward him as he approached the area.
Friese ordered the subjects, later identified as Jelani Faulk, 25 of Chicago, Illinois, and Kristopher Keys, 24 of Dubuque, Iowa, to the ground. Keys complied with the officer’s orders. Faulk pointed a handgun towards Friese. Friese shot at Faulk, striking him.
Faulk was transported to MercyOne North Iowa for medical treatment. Friese was uninjured. Officers then located a shooting victim from the original shots fired call near the Happy Donkey Bar.
Christopher Tucker, 35 of Garner, Iowa was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with multiple gunshot wounds, where he died on October 4.
Jelani Faulk is in custody at the Cerro Gordo County Jail.
This incident remains under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.Anyone with information is encouraged to call Special Agent in Charge Mike Krapfl at 563-599-4239. Upon completion of this investigation, the results will be forwarded to the Cerro Gordo County Attorney’s Office for review.