Waterloo Man Charged In August Homicide
Seven months after a fatal shooting in Waterloo, authorities have charged a man in the homicide case.
On Tuesday, police charged 32-year-old Robert Williams of Waterloo with first-degree murder. He's accused of killing Vincent Hemenway at 556 Adrian St. on Aug. 15.
Officers and paramedics found the 49-year-old Hemenway had been shot when they arrived at the scene just before midnight. Hemenway later died at a local hospital and the State Medical Examiner later ruled his death a homicide.
Williams was charged while in custody at the Black Hawk County Jail, police said. Records show Williams has been in police custody since Aug. 17, when he was arrested on assault and weapons charges connected to another shooting in an alley near West 6th Street.
According to police, two men wearing masks attempted to take items from Hemenway while he and other people were inside his garage. Hemenway resisted and was hit with a bullet after one of the men drew a weapon and fired several shots at the group, officials said.
Police arrested at least two other people in the case. Authorities also charged 24-year-old Ana Berinobis-McLemore and 29-year-old Ralpheal Williams with first-degree robbery in connection with incident.
Investigators recovered a firearm and cell phone they believe were associated with Hemenway's shooting, police said.