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Dubuque Police Identify Victim in Yesterday’s Incident at Sports Bar

dub policeName of Deceased Individual from May 7th incident released

Here’s the offciall release from the Dubuque Police Department

At approximately 1:42am. Police were called to Shannon’s Sports Bar on a report of a physical disturbance. Officers located patrons holding down an individual. Officers took over trying to subdue the individual, who continued to resist. Officers used pepper spray and the person became compliant enough to handcuff. Once handcuffed, the person became unresponsive so officers summoned an ambulance, removed handcuffs and initiated CPR until Dubuque paramedics arrived and took over. The person was transported to the hospital and eventually pronounced dead by medical staff. The deceased individual will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

The subject was later identified as Chad Reed Cupps, age 43, of Manchester, Iowa.

If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415. You can also submit tips anonymously online at or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at

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