Police Say Iowa Metropolis Man Shot Landlord Who Got here to Repair Plumbing

A 24-year-old Iowa City man was arrested and charged with multiple shootings of his landlord.

According to a criminal complaint, the landlord of a property on the 400 block of East Fairchild Street in Iowa City arrived at the residence around 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning, December 21, to work on a plumbing problem. The landlord had already taken care of the work at this point.

After doing some work on the main level of the building, the landlord went upstairs and knocked on a bedroom door for access to additional plumbing. Shots rang out as he knocked on the bedroom door. Authorities say Carter Wolf, who was in another bedroom in the home, shot through the door of the bedroom he was in, towards the door.

The criminal complaint states that Carter “shot the victim through his bedroom door at least 6 or 7 times… The suspect admits he never saw the victim because his bedroom door was closed.” The suspect admits shooting through his closed door in the victim’s direction.”

The landlord was beaten multiple times and required immediate surgery and was hospitalized after the incident. The name of the landlord and the current condition were not disclosed.

Wolf was checked into the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City on Monday evening, January 3. He was charged with reckless use of a lighter resulting in grievous injury, a Class C felony. Wolf remains in the Johnson County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

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