Suspect identified in weekend shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids; arrest pending

Cedar Rapids Police respond to a shooting at 1631 Bever Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police have identified a suspect in this weekend’s shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow did not identify the suspect, but said the person is in custody in Illinois on other charges. An arrest is pending, Buelow said.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of Bever Avenue SE at 7:24 p.m. Dec. 30 for a report of shots fired. Responding officers found a 41-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Buelow said the shooting victim remains hospitalized, but her wounds do not appear to be life-threatening.

Buelow said the shooting was not random and there is no threat to the public.

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