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Arraignment set for Chicago man accused of Mason City murder

MASON CITY — The arraignment hearing has been scheduled for next Tuesday for a Chicago man charged with murder after a shooting in downtown Mason City earlier this month that later led to an officer-involved shooting.

25-year-old Jelani Faulk is accused of willfully, deliberately and with premeditation repeatedly discharged a firearm at another person at about 1:13 AM  on October 3rd near the Happy Donkey Bar at the intersection of State and Federal. 35-year-old Christopher Tucker of Garner suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester where he died the next day.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says Mason City police officer Noah Friese encountered Faulk and 24-year-old Kristopher Keys of Dubuque shortly after the shooting. Friese ordered the two men to the ground with Keys compiling, but Faulk allegedly pointed a handgun toward Friese, with Friese shooting at and striking Faulk.

Faulk is currently being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on the first-degree murder charge as well as a charge of interference with official acts. His total bond is $1,050,000 cash only. 



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