Missouri man charged following Davenport shooting that left 12-year-old dead, second juvenile injured

Published: Apr. 23, 2021 at 7:41 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 2:17 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Missouri man is facing charges following a shooting that left 12-year-old Devell Johnson Jr. dead and a second juvenile injured Thursday afternoon.

De’An A. Humphrey, 18, of Hannibal, was booked into the Scott County Jail at 11:23 p.m. Thursday and charged with interference with official acts, a Class D felony punishable by five years in prison, and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by two years in prison.

Bond was set Friday morning at $100,000 cash-only. He has a preliminary hearing on April 30.

Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said during a short press conference that Humphrey is not considered a person of interest in the shooting.

According to an arrest affidavit, Davenport officers were dispatched around 3:40 p.m. Thursday to the 1300 block of Marquette Street for a report of a shooting with two victims.

Johnson was transported to Genesis Medical Center East, where he was pronounced dead. The second juvenile was treated and released.

Sikorski said that preliminary information indicated that Johnson, the juvenile, Humphry, and a third juvenile were riding bicycles in the alley between 13th and 14th streets west of Marquette when a vehicle driving north on Marquette stopped at the ally and fired several at the four.

“Initial information indicates this shooting was not a random act and the investigation remains ongoing,” he said.

Sikorski said while officers were responding to the scene, a 911 call was received about a suspicious person, later identified as Humphry, in the area.

According to an arrest affidavit, Humphrey took off from officers and refused to stop when ordered by police. He discarded a pink jacket he was wearing and a 9mm Taurus pistol with an extended magazine before this arrest, according to the affidavit.

Officers found the items near a basement window of a home where the Humphrey had run. He does not have a permit to carry a gun in Iowa, according to the affidavit.

Sikorski said no suspects have been arrested in the shooting of Johnson and the juvenile.

Police ask anyone with information to call 563-326-6125 or submit a tip online at

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