Cedar Rapids Homicide suspect identified


February 23rd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Tuesday, identified 39-year old Arnell States, of Cedar Rapids, as the suspect involved in the February 20th homicide investigation of Katrina Brinson.

States was shot by a Cedar Rapids police officer who was first to arrive on a 911 call following the report of a disturbance at the Rodeway Inn located at 4011 16th Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids. The victims directed the officer to States, who was observed running from the scene.  After the shooting, medical treatment was immediately given to States. States was transported to a local hospital and today, February 23, 2021, States succumbed to his injuries.  An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

Per department policy, the officer remains on paid administrative leave.  The officer’s name will be released after the officer is interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.   No additional information will be released at this time.