Deputies search Park View trash cans for shooting evidence


UPDATED 10:45 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

Sheriff’s deputies combed Park View trash cans looking for evidence against a felon captured at Thursday morning at the Casey’s General Store.

Christopher Paul Halford, 33, was arrested at the Park View Casey’s about 9:20 a.m. Thursday. He faces a felony charge for being a felon with a firearm, and two misdemeanors for displaying a dangerous weapons, and willful injury.

Halford was arraigned Friday and given a public defender. He continues to be held in the Scott County Jail.

Sheriff’s deputies say he shot a woman at 44 Manor Court about 9 a.m., then drove to the Casey’s and locked himself in the bathroom. Deputies continued gathering evidence Thursday afternoon.

A dozen deputy and police squads surrounded Casey’s, and the Manor Court address shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. Halford was in custody within minutes.

ORIGINAL STORY FILED 10:18 a.m.,  Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

A suspect in a Park View shooting was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Thursday after deputies swarmed the Casey's General Store, four blocks from the shooting scene.

Scott County Sheriff's deputies and Eldridge police rushed to Park View about 9:20 a.m. and amassed around the Casey's General Store, and an apartment at 44 Manor Drive, where police strung yellow crime scene tape.

Sheriff Tim Lane said a suspect in a shooting was arrested by deputies at the Casey's. 

KWQC reporters at the scene reported that deputies said the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses said police responded to 44 Manor Drive, and the Casey's, and heard reports that police were seeking a crime suspect who had left the apartment and was seen at the Caseys.

Neighbors on Manor Drive said they came out when sheriff's tactical teams arrived about 9:20 a.m.

On Aug. 19, the sheriff's tactical team raided a different Park View apartment to serve a warrant on a Davenport crime suspect. Deputies in combat gear brought the sheriff's urban assault vehicle, but did not find that suspect.