CORALVILLE, Iowa –The name of a woman killed in a shooting at Coral Ridge Mall Friday night has been released.
The Coralville Police Department says the victim was 20-year-old Andrea Farrington. She graduated from Montezuma High School in 2012 and had been living in Cedar Rapids.
Farrington was working at the Welcome Center of the Iowa Children’s Museum when police say she was shot three times by 22-year-old Alexander Kozak. She was pronounced dead at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Kozak was employed as a security guard at the mall but had reportedly been fired earlier that day. A criminal complaint says Kozak left the mall and went to his apartment in North Liberty to retrieve a gun, then returned to the mall and shot Farrington. The complaint also says Kozak admitted to the murder and that it was premeditated.
After the shooting, Kozak fled the area. He was arrested on I-80 near Davenport by the Iowa State Patrol. He made his initial court appearance Saturday, where his bond was set at $10 million. He’s being held in the Muscatine County Jail.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Farrington family.