January 11, 2022

Washington, Iowa - The Washington Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue
their investigation into the shooting that occurred shortly after 8pm on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Kenneth R. James, 41, of Coralville has been identified as the victim in this incident.

James reported he was in the parking lot of the Woodridge Apartments, 601/603 West Adams in
Washington waiting for an acquaintance when a lone male approached the driver’s side of his
vehicle and fired one shot into the driver’s side window, striking James in the left torso.

James then left the area, eventually crashing his vehicle at the intersection of South Iowa and
East Monroe, where he called 9-1-1 and was located and transported to the University of Iowa
Hospital for treatment of his injury.

Officials believe this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Investigators continue to follow-up on leads and anyone with information is asked to contact the
Washington Police Department at 319-653-2107.

No further information is available at this time.


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines IA 50319