Police make four arrests in Cedar Rapids homicide case

19-year-old Latasha Roundtree was shot on September 22 of last year

Published: February 27 2013 | 5:30 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 12:03 pm in

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police have arrested four men after five months of investigation regarding Latasha Roundtree’s death last year.

Authorities arrested 18-year-old Tajh M. Ross, 20-year-old Liban N. Muhidin and 22-year-old Adrian M. Kenney on Wednesday in Cedar Rapids. The Rockford Police Department arrested 18-year-old Jeremiah A. Ellis on Tuesday.

Around 10 p.m. on September 22, officers responded to the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW to a reported shooting. Officers found evidence of shots being fired in this area, and learned that 19-year-old Roundtree was admitted to Mercy Hospital and later transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where she died from her injuries.

Ellis and Ross could face first-degree murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and going armed with intent charges. Muhidin could face conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, perjury and accessory after the fact charges. Kenney could face intimidation with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, trafficking in stolen weapons, perjury and accessory after the fact charges.

Ellis is currently in custody in Rockford, Illinois. Ross, Muhidin and Kenney remain in the Linn County Jail.

“Over one-fourth of the men and women of this department have touched this case in one way or another,” Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said. “I am pleased that we have been able to provide answers to the Roundtree family and to the community and to hold those responsible for the death of Latasha Roundtree.”

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