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Local resident convicted of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend

Davenport, IOWA – According to the court documents, his name is Todd Ricky Jenkins and prosecutors say he has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.

The 26-year-old defendant drove from Davenport to Cedar Rapids on Oct. 30, 2019, to confront his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend, Reginald Ward.

Prosecutors say the victim and the defendant began arguing outside a convenience story near the girlfriend’s apartment.

The defendant told authorities that he shot Ward in self-defense.

The defendant then fled the scene of the shooting and remained on the run for five months before being arrested at a hotel in Illinois.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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