Case information provided by Waterloo Police Investigator Brice Lippert and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Fredrick “Dewayne” Webber, a 33-year-old passenger in a sport utility vehicle, died after being struck by gunfire around 3:55 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, in Waterloo, Iowa.
An autopsy was scheduled for July 17, 2017.
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Webber, a father of three who resided in Waterloo, was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City where he was pronounced dead.
Officials identified the wounded driver as 20-year-old Robert Coffer, who was being treated at the same Iowa City hospital but expected to survive.
Waterloo police responded to a call for shots fired shortly before 4 p.m. in the 100 block of Center Street and were later called to a home at 1200 Ackermant Street to find two men who appeared to be in their early twenties suffering from gunshot wounds, The Courier reported July 15, 2017.
The victims arrived at the home in a black sport utility vehicle, which had front-end damage and deployed airbags. The front windshield also was shattered on the driver’s side, possibly from a bullet piercing it.
A neighbor said the injured driver ran into the house while the passenger stayed in the car. The neighbor said there was not a history of trouble at the home and did not believe either of the victims lived there.
Witnesses told police the black SUV was traveling in the 100 block of Center Street when someone in another vehicle began shooting at it. Coffer drove about seven blocks to the Ackermant Street location where police and paramedics found them, said Capt. David Mohlis with the Waterloo Police Department in a Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article dated July 17, 2017.
The two victims reportedly were able to drive the black SUV to the Ackermant Street home to find help.
Waterloo Fire and Rescue say one man was in the Ackermant house and the other was still in the car when they arrived at the scene.
At the same time, police were also investigating a shooting in the 100 block of Center Street, likely related to the two victims.
At the Center Street location, police were paying close attention to a cement barrier that was upturned and a fence that was damaged; both possibly causing the damage to the SUV’s bumper.
Family members described “Dewayne” as a hard working man and a great family man.
Courtesy the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, July 17, 2017
About Fredrick Webber (from his obituary)
Fredrick DeWayne Webber was born on December 7, 1983, in Memphis, Tennessee, son of Dedrick and Gloria (Holmes) Webber. He moved to Waterloo in 2008 to join his mother. Later that same year, Fredrick met Nashae Cook with whom he had three children. He worked at Taco Bell as a Crew Leader/Trainer and hoped to fulfill his dream of having a tattooing business. Fredrick was a big fan of Memphis Jookin’, whether he was watching it on TV or dancing himself. He most enjoyed spending time with his family, and loved to take his kids to the park every day. Fredrick will be remembered as a nice, even-tempered man who enjoyed helping others.
Fredrick passed away from a gunshot wound on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
Fredrick is survived by his mother, Gloria Webber of Waterloo; his grandmother, Romelle Gray of Memphis, TN; his children: Fredrick Webber, Jr., Kapricia Webber, and Jerrick Webber of Waterloo; his girlfriend, Nashae Cook of Waterloo; 3 brothers, Cedrick Webber of Waterloo, Dedrick Webber, Jr. of Houston, TX, and Darien Dorse Webber of Washington D.C.; 2 sisters, Dominique Webber of Memphis, TN and Dierdra Webber of Houston, TX; 4 uncles: Eddie Lee Holmes, Harry Gray, Jr. of Memphis, TN, Michael Webber of Memphis, and Darryl Webber of Memphis; and 5 aunts: Mary Gray of Waterloo, Martha Gray and Betty Gray of Memphis, Sharon Webber of Memphis and Greta Webber of Memphis; 3 nephews, Antwuan Webber, Cedrick Webber, Jr., and Maurice Webber; and 3 nieces: Alauna Anice Taylor, Tarkissa Webber, and Chant’e Webber.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandmother, Annalee Webber.
A memorial visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Parrott & Wood chapel of Memories at 965 Home Plaza in Waterloo.
Funeral services were set for Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories.
If you have any information about Fredrick Webber’s unsolved murder please call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 ext. 3, or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers at 855-300-TIPS (8477).
Anyone with information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.
You may also submit tips anonymously through the Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers Confidential Web Tip Information System.
- Waterloo Police Department
- Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers
- Investigator Brice Lippert, Waterloo Police Department
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