BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Authorities have identified the man killed in a stabbing that took place in Fort Madison Tuesday afternoon.
A release issued Thursday at about 1 p.m. identified the man as Antwan Lawrence Brewster, 21, of Fort Madison. Fort Madison Police delayed the release to allow time for notification of family.
The investigation is being conducted by the FMPD with assistance from the Department of Criminal Investigation.
A vigil was held Wednesday night by family and friends outside the apartment building at 610 8th Street in Fort Madison. Candles and purple balloons were carried into the city parking lot just to the north of the apartment building.
Brewster was allegedly killed by an armed suspect who entered the apartment building at about 4:35 p.m., and according to police reports assaulted the man on an upper floor before being seen running from the scene. A witness in the area has provided limited details on the subject.
Fort Madison Police Chief Mark Rohloff said a weapon wasn’t recovered, but there was evidence at the scene when investigators arrived.
Authorities are currently looking for a male suspected in his mid 20s. No other information on the suspect has been released. Rohloff said all indications are the two men knew each other and this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public in general.
Fort Madison Fire & Rescue and Lee County EMS Ambulance both assisted at the scene as did EMS director Dennis Cosby.
Brewster was taken to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in grave condition and was later declared dead.