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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a 23-year-old man who they say shot at another man Monday afternoon at a park in southeast Cedar Rapids.
Officers were called just before 2 p.m. to Redmond Park, 1545 Third Avenue SE, for reports of gunfire, according to the Cedar Rapids Police Department. When officers arrived, a 53-year-old man, who was not injured, told officers he was shot at by another man who fled the area.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect was described as a Black man wearing a white shirt and green shorts and riding a BMX-style bike. Police said officers located a suspect who matched the description in the vicinity.
The complaint states the suspect — later identified as Sumani Husseini Muya of Cedar Rapids — ran from police on foot, discarding a loaded firearm as he fled. Police said Muya was apprehended in the 1500 block of Washington Avenue SE.
The firearm was recovered, police said.
According to the complaint, Muya resisted arrest and made several statements regarding the shooting as he was taken into custody, including telling officers, “I was aiming for his top.”
The complaint states Muya agreed to being questioned by police “if it would help him get his firearm back faster.”
Muya faces charges of interference with official acts and felon in possession of a firearm. Police said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges likely will be filed.
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