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CORALVILLE — A Coralville man is accused of attempted murder after police said he brandished a handgun and shot twice at a person during an argument.
According to the Coralville Police Department, officers were called just after 1 a.m. June 6 to a residence in the 300 block of Second Street in Coralville.
Police said they determined that Johnnie L. Stevenson, 36, was arguing with another individual, and it led to mutual shoving. Stevenson then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun that he had concealed on his person and fired one shot at close range at the individual’s head. Police said the individual put his hand up defensively, causing the bullet to become lodged in his hand.
Stevenson then backed up and fired a second shot, striking the individual in the left hip, causing a “through-and-through” wound, police said.
Stevenson has multiple previous felony convictions that bar him from possessing a firearm.
Court records show a warrant was issued for Stevenson’s arrest June 8. He was taken into custody Monday and booked into the Johnson County Jail.
Stevenson faces charges of attempted murder and dominion or control of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon. Stevenson made an initial appearance Tuesday morning in Johnson County District Court, and bond was set at $305,000.
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