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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for firing a handgun at two women inside a vehicle Monday, Cedar Rapids police said.
Officers responded to a shots-fired incident near Johnson STEAM Academy at 19th Street and Park Avenue SE at 10:52 a.m., according to a news release.
Based on preliminary information, two women in their early twenties were in an argument when a man aimed a handgun at them and shot rounds into the SUV. The women drove off and met officers at another location. They did not report any injuries, according to the release.
Witnesses provided a description of the man running from the scene and police officers were able to prevent the man, later identified as 23-year-old Aaron D. Washington, from leaving a home at 1836 Park Ave. SE.
Investigators collected shell casings and other evidence while a search warrant was prepared, police said.
As CRPD’s Special Response Team was executing the search warrant, Washington gave himself up at the door. Officers found an automatic handgun inside the residence.
Washington was arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail, where he is being held without bond for two counts of attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and assault-going armed with intent, according to jail records.