1 arrested after Sioux City man dies from gunshot

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One person is dead from a gunshot wound, and police arrested one person as part of the investigation.

Around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, Sioux City police responded to Mercy Medical for a man with a gunshot wound.

Javier Cheron, 26, of Sioux City, was later pronounced dead as a result of that shooting, alleged to have happened at 1609 Jones Street.

Police gained a warrant to search the suspects home, and upon investigation, police found several handguns and illegal drugs. 

One suspect was arrested and charged on the findings. 

Liborio Martinez-Rubio was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Liborio Martinez-RubioPhoto Courtesy Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information of the incident is ask to call the Sioux City Police Department at 279-6440 or Crime Stoppers at 258-TIPS.

The Sioux City Police Department are holding a press conference regarding the shooting Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

The Sioux City Police Department issued the below release of the incident:

On Wednesday at approximately 6:05 pm, Sioux City Police Department Officers responded to Mercy Medical Center for a man with a gunshot wound.

Javier Cheron, 26, of Sioux City, would shortly thereafter be pronounced dead as a result of the gunshot injury. Upon further investigation, Officers were led to the residence of 1609 Jones St., as the likely location of the shooting.

Officers made contact with the occupant of that residence as evidence was found in the yard of this residence. A warrant to search that residence would be obtained by SCPD Officers. During the search, several handguns and illegal drugs were located. One suspect was arrested and charged related to items found during the search.

Liborio Martinez-Rubio, 60, of Sioux City, was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver (Methamphetamine), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

The investigation into the details of the shooting is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information in this case can call the Sioux City Police Department at 279-6440 or CrimeStoppers at 258-TIPS.

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