Man charged in death

BY DI STAFF | JANUARY 18, 2010 7:30 AM

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Iowa City police have charged a 26-year-old man with involuntary manslaughter for the December death of a 20-year-old Iowa City woman.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious death at 1527 Aber Ave. on Dec. 30, and found Kylie Jo Perkins, 20, dead from a gunshot wound.

On Jan. 1, authorities arrested Alajuwon Johnson, 26, address unknown, in connection with the death. Johnson was also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and carrying weapons.

According to police, Johnson admitted he was carrying a concealed weapon when he arrived at Perkins' home. They fought, the handgun discharged, and a bullet struck Perkins in the upper torso, police said.

Johnson said Perkins pleaded with him to call an ambulance, but he was reluctant because he had active warrants for his arrest, police said.

He eventually contacted a friend and asked him to call for help, then left the apartment, according to police reports. But that person provided inaccurate information resulting in an additional delay of emergency treatment.

Police allege that they found Johnson in possession of crack cocaine and a semiautomatic handgun.

Involuntary manslaughter is a Class D felony, generally punishable by up to five years in prison.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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