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CEDAR RAPIDS — One man was killed and another arrested on a murder charge in a Friday night shooting in northeast Cedar Rapids, authorities said.
Police said that at 9 p.m., they got a report of a shooting at 3906 Northwood Dr. NE. The report came from James Siegel, 42, of Cedar Rapids, who told dispatchers he had shot Ty Casey, 39, of Cedar Rapids, according to a criminal complaint.
Officers found that Casey suffered a gunshot wound and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Two people at the home, including Siegel, were taken to the police department and were questioned, authorities said.
Siegel told investigators Casey threw a glancing punch at Siegel, and Siegel responded by picking up a Ruger handgun from a nightstand and firing a shot that hit Casey in the upper chest area, according to the complaint.
Casey threw another punch at Siegel and missed, then Siegel shot at Casey a second time, point blank, Siegel told police.
Siegel was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder and was taken to the Linn County Jail.