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Solon teenager charged with burglary, attempted murder in Iowa City

IOWA CITY– A Solon teenager will face felony charges after an attempted burglary in Iowa City last week.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 8:27 p.m., Iowa City Police responded to 906 N. Dodge St. #3 for a report the resident had been shot in the apartment. Upon arrival, officers found a 27-year-old male victim with gunshot wounds to both of his hands. According to police reports, the victim told officers he had answered a knock at his door to find a man dressed in black with a bandana across his face, holding a handgun. The man pointed the gun at the victim, forced his way into the apartment and demanded money. The victim resisted the man and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the man put the gun to the victim’s head and told him he was going to shoot him if he did not give up the money. As they struggled, the gun discharged and the victim was shot in both of his hands. The suspect fled, leaving the gun at the scene, reports noted.
The victim was transported by ambulance to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was identified as Dakota Lee Williams, 18, of Solon. While checking a location in Solon where Williams was believed to be, Iowa City Police and Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies found Williams actively breaking into parked vehicles. Williams was taken into custody and transported to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Iowa City Police charged Dakota Lee Williams with Attempted Murder, Burglary in the first Degree, and Going Armed with Intent. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office charged Williams with five counts of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle and Interference with Official Acts.