Man accused in Cedar Rapids homicide arrested in Illinois

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- A man accused of shooting and killing a man at a Cedar Rapids gas station has been arrested in Aurora, Illinois.

Police say 24-year-old Todd Jenkins is accused of shooting 27-year-old Reginald Ward of Moline, Illinois October 30th, at the Kum & Go at 1st Avenue NE and 32nd Street. Police say Jenkins tried to escape thru the window of a hotel yesterday (Thursday), before officers arrested him.

Jenkins will be extradited to Linn County to face a First-Degree Murder charge.

A criminal complaint from the Linn County Attorney's office states Jenkins drove from Davenport to Cedar Rapids with a loaded gun, and when he got to Cedar Rapids, he waited outside his ex-girlfriend's apartment to confront Ward.

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