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CEDAR RAPIDS — A man arrested in Davenport is in the Linn County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder for a Cedar Rapids shooting in May that injured a man at a Blairs Ferry Road NE address.
Montel C.R. Reed, 32, was arrested by U.S. marshals without incident at 4:40 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West 64th Street in Davenport, according to a Cedar Rapids Police Department news release.
Reed was taken to the Linn County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, going armed with intent, intimidation with a weapon, willful injury causing bodily injury and felon in possession of a firearm.
The charges stem from an incident May 3. At 10:20 a.m., Cedar Rapids dispatchers received a report of shots fired from a vehicle at someone walking in the 3700 block of Blairs Ferry Road NE, according to a Cedar Rapids police news release.
After witnesses described the vehicle, a Hiawatha police officer stopped it in front of Auto Zone, 2935 Blairs Ferry Rd. Cedar Rapids officers took the driver, Reed, into custody. He was detained pending the investigation and on May 14 was formally charged with attempt to elude and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), according to court records.
The man struck by gunfire was identified by Cedar Rapids police as Terrell H. Taylor, 30, who arrived 10 minutes after the shooting at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
After receiving medical treatment, Taylor was discharged into law enforcement custody for an arrest warrant out of Iowa City for second-degree robbery, police said. In January, Taylor had grabbed a purse and a phone from a woman, who was injured in the incident, according to a criminal complaint.
Cedar Rapids police said in a May 3 news release that based on preliminary information, the shooting appeared to be a targeted incident. According to court documents, Taylor’s home address in Cedar Rapids in January was the same home address listed by Reed last week.