Second man charged in 2017 Cedar Rapids homicide

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Cedar Rapids have identified a second suspect in the murder of a man in November 2017. Police say 42-year-old Lloyd Koger junior has been charged with First Degree Murder in the death of 34-year-old Leland Harris. Koger is also charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit a Forcible Felony, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Accessory After the Fact, and Driving While Barred.

Koger is currently in custody on unrelated, federal charges.

Nineteen-year-old James Phillips of Cedar Rapids was charged with murder in April of this year, as well as theft and conspiracy to commit a Forcible Felony, and Going Armed with Intent.

On November 22, 2017 at 7:24 a.m., police officers were dispatched to the alley in the 500 block of 10th Street SW where Harris was found. Harris had sustained fatal traumatic injuries. The Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the cause of death was gunshot wounds. The Medical Examiner's Office determined the victim likely died late November 21, 2017.

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