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Davenport man charged with murder of Lavonta Baker
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Davenport man charged with murder of Lavonta Baker

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Davenport police made an arrest in the Oct. 25 murder of Lavonta Baker.

Sherral Tolbert, 19, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Baker. Tolbert also was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held in the Scott County Jail.

At 11:59 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, police responded to a report of gunfire in the 2300 block of West 2nd Street, where they found Baker unresponsive a vehicle. After initial medical attention was provided on scene, Baker was pronounced dead by emergency medical staff.



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