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Suspect in 2017 deadly shooting pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter, first-degree robbery

Davenport, IOWA – According to the court documents, the 25-year-old defendant pleaded guilty on Friday.

His name is Darryl Merritt and he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and first-degree robbery.

The defendant will be sentenced on Sept. 30, 2022.

The fatal shooting occurred on March 5, 2017.

It happened at the Brady Street Stadium parking lot.

Davenport Police Department officers responded to a shooting call.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found one adult male victim.

The victim, later identified as 18-year-old Demetrius Allen, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the prosecutors, the 25-year-old defendant and two other co-defendants killed the victim during a robbery.

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