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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a 13-year-old boy and cited a 20-year-old woman Tuesday night in connection with a drive-by shooting in southwest Cedar Rapids.
Cedar Rapids police said officers were on patrol just after 11 p.m. when they heard several gunshots coming from the 600 block alley between 16th and 18th avenues SW.
Officers immediately responded and saw a dark-colored sport utility vehicle with no headlights heading east in the alley before entering Sixth Street SW.
Police said officers initiated a “high-risk” traffic stop in the 500 block of 16th Avenue SW. Additional officers arrived, and multiple people were removed from the SUV.
According to the police department, a “high-risk” traffic stop is one in which officers believe the people in the vehicle are armed or pose a safety threat.
In such a stop, additional officers respond and assist in securing the vehicle occupants, police said. Officers likely would have their weapons drawn as they give people instructions to exit the vehicle.
After the traffic stop, police arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of discharging a firearm at an occupied residence in the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW. The boy had been a passenger in the SUV.
He was charged with carrying a weapon while ineligible, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prescription drug. His identity will not be released because of the state’s confidentiality laws, police said.
The driver of the vehicle — identified as Kiara Dana Lyn Peoples, 20 — was cited for unsafe entry onto roadway and failure to use headlamps when required.
Police said officers recovered a handgun with an extended magazine from the vehicle, and several bullet holes were found in an occupied home in the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW. Several spent shell casings also were recovered from the alleyway in the 600 block of 16th Avenue SW.
No injuries were reported The incident remains under investigation.
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