DAVENPORT, Iowa — Three Davenport men were charged with murder for the shooting death of 14-year-old Jamon Winfrey in February 2021, according to the Davenport Police Department.
Javon Combs, 20, was arrested and charged by Davenport police Wednesday. Chrystian Smith and John Hanes, both 18, were also charged with first-degree murder and were previously in custody for unrelated charges.
Police said Winfrey was found dead with a gunshot wound Feb. 25, 2021, in the 1300 block of Farnam Street.
An initial police report says Davenport officers responded to shots fired at about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021, near 13th and Farnam streets. The report indicated three vehicles chasing each other when shots were fired from at least one of the vehicles.
Police found cartridge cases but no injuries or damage in their initial investigation before discovering Winfrey's body the next day.
"It's sad. It's a 14-year-old boy who was involved in this activity and is now dead," Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said at February 2021 press conference.
The gun violence in Davenport had Sikorski calling for change.
"It's time to either put our money where our mouth is and actually do something about it. Or I'll be back up here in a month, six months, next year — having the same discussion with all of you," Sikorski said.