Details from Sunday night's violence in Davenport

County attorney discloses arrests and events


Scott County Attorney Mike Walton detailed events and arrests of Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1, including the shooting death at the west Davenport Walmart, and a Davenport officer struck once in a hale of gunfire that hit a squad car 13 times.

Here is Walton's account:

"On May 31, 2020 at 11:12 PM Davenport Police responded to 3100 block of West Kimberly in Davenport regarding a disturbance. A shot was fired from a currently unknown source striking Italia Marie Kelly, who was a passenger in a vehicle. She died as a result of a single gunshot to her torso. No officers fired any shots at this location. This matter is being investigated by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations.

"On June 1, 2020 at 12:13 AM the Davenport Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 4007 East 53rd Street, Davenport. Upon arrival officers discovered bullet casings of various calibers.

"Shortly after, a gunshot victim arrived at Trinity Terrace Park. An individual was struck multiple times in the legs. He was transported to Iowa City Hospitals with serious injuries. A handgun was recovered from the vehicle the individual arrived in. The magazine for the handgun was recovered at the scene at 4007 East 53rd.

A review of surveillance video at 4007 East 53rd shows multiple subjects approach the business, one of them carrying a brick. Some of the individuals can be identified from surveillance video.

"Several other cars arrive and the subjects walk away from the business. An exchange of gunfire occurs. Several subjects can be identified firing shots in the parking lot. After the shots are fired they run to the vehicles and flee the scene.

"At 2:55 AM officers respond to the area of 1400 Myrtle Street, Davenport to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Three officers are in an unmarked police vehicle. While in the alley in the area of 1400 Myrtle approximately thirteen rounds are fired into their vehicle. The officer driving the vehicle is struck twice. One shot hit his firearm, holstered on his side. He was also shot in the leg. Bullets struck his headrest. Pictures attached.

"Another officer from the vehicle returned fire. The suspects entered a vehicle and drove off. The ambushed police vehicle brought the wounded officer to the hospital.

Other squads pursued the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle attempted to elude, driving at speeds in excess of 80 – 90 mph within the city of Davenport. During the pursuit, one handgun was thrown from the vehicle. The vehicle crashed on the 1900 block of Mound Street.

One occupant, Lashawn Hensley fled from the vehicle on foot and was apprehended a short distance away. It should be noted Hensley had outstanding State of Iowa and federal arrest warrants.

The other occupants of the vehicle were identified as: Don White Jr., Deaguise Hall, Raheem Houston, Devell Lewis and Michael Cross. Don White Jr., Devell Lewis and Michael Cross have been identified as being present at the shooting at 4007 East 53rd Street.

Seven firearms, plus ammunition and magazines were recovered from inside the vehicle.

Officers returned to the area of 1400 Myrtle Street to investigate the scene. In the 1400 block of Myrtle Street Officers located an individual lying next to a vehicle. He was deceased from a gunshot wound. Underneath his body was a semi-automatic handgun. In the area around him were multiple bullet casings. Identification of this individual is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

This individual has been identified as being present at the shooting at 4007 East 53rd Street, and as being in possession of a firearm at that location.

The following charges have been filed resulting from the eluding and recovery of firearms from the suspect vehicle and/or the shooting at 4007 East 53rd Street.*

Michael Cross: Felon in possession, Intimidation with a dangerous weapon, Willful injury with serious injury

Raheem Houston: Felon in Possession

Devell Lewis: Probation warrant out of IA, Possession Intent to Deliver Ecstasy and Tax Stamp

Don White: Eluding, Felon in Possession, IL DOC Warrant, RI Warrant

Deaguise Hall Felon in possession

Brandon Pullman Felon in possession, Intimidation with a weapon, Willful injury with serious injury

The investigation is continuing regarding the shooting and death of Italia Marie Kelly and the shooting at 1400 Myrtle.