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Jury convicted local men following a 7-day jury trial for racketeering related charges

Davenport, IOWA – According to the court documents, the defendants 26-year-old Najawaun Quinn and 30-year-old Dimetri Smith were convicted on Wednesday.

Prosecutors released a statement and said that Quinn was convicted of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering, Using and Carrying a Firearm During and In Relation to a Crime of Violence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Smith was convicted of two counts of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon in Aid of Racketeering and two counts of Using and Carrying a Firearm During and In Relation to a Crime of Violence.

In 2016 and 2017, as members of Savage Life Boys, a Davenport-based street gang, Quinn and Smith were involved in multiple shootings, including at a residence on the 5400 block of North Division Street in October 2016, at the NorthPark Mall in January 2017, and at Centennial Park in April 2017.

These shootings were due to a feud with a rival gang and responses to perceived disrespect to the SLB gang.

Quinn and Smith committed these acts with the intent to maintain or increase position in the SLB gang.

Quinn and Smith will be sentenced at a later date.

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