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Sioux City shootings timeline

January 28, 2014, 2728 South Helen, Sioux City, Iowa January 28, 2014, 2728 South Helen, Sioux City, Iowa
January 25, 2014, 507 W. 27th Street, Sioux City, Iowa January 25, 2014, 507 W. 27th Street, Sioux City, Iowa
January 3, 2014, 1115 Oak Street, Sioux City, Iowa January 3, 2014, 1115 Oak Street, Sioux City, Iowa
November 8, 2013, 507 W. 27th Street, Sioux City, Iowa November 8, 2013, 507 W. 27th Street, Sioux City, Iowa

January 29, 2014, Nebraska:

Sioux City Police Lt. Mark Kirkpatrick stated in an email to KTIV "Ms. Levering is no longer a person of interest" around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Sioux City Police issued a statement via Facebook and Twitter stating around 7:30 a.m. "the person of interest from the January 25th homicide on W. 27th St., Samantha Levering was captured last night by the South Sioux City Police Department."

Levering, 20, was sought by police after this weekend's shooting at 507 West 27th Street in Sioux City.

January 28, 2014, 2728 South Helen Street, Sioux City, Iowa:

The suspect in this weekend's homicide investigation is dead.

A veteran law enforcement officer shot suspect Felix Navarrete once in the chest during a SWAT mission to serve his arrest warrant.

Officers with the Sioux City Police, U.S. Marshals, DEA, and Woodbury County were working on a lead early Tuesday morning that led them to believe the suspect, Felix Navarrete, was inside an apartment in Sioux City's Morningside neighborhood.

There were several people in the apartment when the SWAT Team arrived at the building and once they knew everyone but Navarrete was out of the apartment they entered.

At about 9:20 a.m., police say Navarrete was armed with a handgun and tried to flee the apartment.

He was shot once in the chest by a veteran SWAT officer posted outside the building.

Navarrete jumped from the second story window and fell to the ground where he was taken into custody and transferred to Mercy Medical Center.

He later died at the hospital.

Police say the others involved in these shootings are no cause for public concern.

"I don't think the community should be concerned about these people being out and about. Their violence has been directed towards each other," Chief Doug Young, Sioux City Police Department said.

While the three shootings have been spread across Sioux City, Police Chief Young has said from the beginning the incidents all involved a certain group of people."They choose the lifestyle that they want to live, and sometimes you suffer those consequences for the people that you run around with," Young said.

The latest in the string of shootings leading to Tuesday's events was just this Saturday.

January 25, 2014, 507 West 27th, Sioux City, Iowa:

Sioux City Police found 32-year old Rodney Houston lying in the driveway of 507 West 27th street with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He died of his wounds.

35-year old Jorge Chavez, was shot twice, and taken to the hospital.

He survived.

This happened one day after police visited the same house.

January 3, 2014, 1115 Oak Street, Sioux City, Iowa:

Just a few weeks prior, on January 3, is when shots rang out near downtown Sioux City.

It happened on Oak Street where 32-year-old Nate McCauley was shot.

He survived the shooting.

That's when police revealed that the Oak Street shooting may have been related to a shooting, in November, on West 27th Street.

November 8, 2013, 507 West 27th Street, Sioux City, Iowa:

That shooting happened at the same house, 507 West 27th, as the latest shooting on Saturday.

In the November shooting, police believe 26-year-old Juan Antonio Nino-Estrada walked into the home with a pistol, and shot three people.

Two died, 35-year-old Yolanda Valdez, of Orange City, Iowa and 33-year-old Michael Delgado of Sioux City.

A third victim, 33-year-old Luis Sanchez of Sioux City survived.

Nino-Estrada was apprehended following the incident.

These events may be related, but the chief of police said, despite the on-going incidents, most people are not in danger.


Police are are still looking for people connected to the shootings.

They're also looking for the suspect involved with the Oak Streets shooting.

Anyone with any information regarding these incidents is encouraged to call the Sioux City Police or contact crime stoppers at 712-258-TIPS.

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