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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 18, 2022 Nicholas Bonifazi, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Iowa (319) 362-4411;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
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Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Marshals today arrested a man near Chicago who is wanted on several charges in Iowa and Illinois.

Dimione Jamal Walker, 29, is wanted in connection to the April 10 shooting at the Taboo Night Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that left two people dead and 10 others injured.

Walker is wanted in Linn County, Iowa, on charges of first-degree murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, and felon in possession of a firearm. He is wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of parole violation--possession of a weapon. He is wanted by the U.S. Marshals on a charge of bail–personal recognizance.

On the morning of April 11, investigators with the Cedar Rapids Police Department contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance in the location and apprehension of Walker. Task Force officers began to follow up on leads throughout eastern Iowa. By April 12, Marshals developed information indicating Walker had fled the state and began coordinating with U.S. Marshal fugitive task forces in multiple states. On April 14, U.S. Marshals developed information indicating Walker was likely in the greater Chicago area, and began coordinating with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Officers with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force today narrowed their search to an address in the 500 block of Holiday Plaza Drive in Matteson, Illinois. Shortly after 10 a.m., Marshals identified Walker exiting a building and proceeding to a vehicle. Walker was arrested without incident and transported to the Chicago Police District 5 for processing, where he remains in custody.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters. The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force comprises officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Linn County Sheriff’s office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Waterloo Police Department, Marion Police Department, Sioux City Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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