Here's the official updated news release from the Dubuque Police Department

On July 17, 2021, at approximately 5:24 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to 14th Street/Central Avenue for the report of an individual suffering from a gunshot wound and located Robert W. Powell-Moore 18 years old of Dubuque, with a wound to his chest.  Powell-Moore was transported to UnityPoint Finley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation revealed Powell-Moore was shot during an altercation with a 15-year-old male and 14-year-old female in the alley behind 1401 Central Avenue.

City of Dubuque traffic cameras captured the incident and were utilized to track the suspects to a residence in the 1900 block of Jackson Street where they were taken into Police custody.

Both juveniles were charged with Voluntary Manslaughter and Carrying Weapons and remain in juvenile detention.

The names of the suspects will be withheld pending juvenile court proceedings.

The investigation remains active.

As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.  If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at


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