The Albia Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department are
conducting a homicide investigation. On February 5, 2011, at 12:11 p.m., the Monroe County 911 Center received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 113 Linden Lane in Albia, Monroe County, Iowa. Responding authorities found a white male adult, later identified as Gary Davis, 60, of Albia, suffering from multiple injuries. Gary Davis was transported to the Monroe County Hospital where he was
pronounced dead. At 1:03 p.m., law enforcement arrested Richard J.
Davis, 73, of Albia, on the charge of Murder in the First Degree.
Richard Davis and Gary Davis were brothers. Richard Davis is currently in custody at the Monroe County Jail in Albia.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is being assisted by the Clarke
County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Transportation, the Iowa State
Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation.
A criminal charge is merely a criminal charge and not an indication of guilty.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Brother Kills Brother
Albia Murder: I'm wondering what could cause one brother to kill another. That is what authorities say happened in southern Iowa around the lunch hour. 73-year-old Richard Davis stands accused of shooting his younger brother, 60-year-old Gary Davis. Neighbors say the victim had just been standing in his driveway in the middle of the day when the older brother started shooting. Gary Davis had been a well-known doctor in Albia, a town of about 3,500 people, which is also the Monroe county seat. Authorities haven't said why they believe the elder Davis did it. But neighbors told us the brothers had been arguing for months. Here's the release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety: