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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 20-year-old Cedar Rapids man was arrested last week on a warrant after investigators connected him to a Veo scooter and shell casings found near the scene of a shooting that seriously injured a man last summer.
Cody Michael Adkins is charged with attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, willful injury causing serious injury, going armed with intent and use of a dangerous weapon in commission of a crime.
A police investigation identified Adkins and his co-defendant, who hasn’t been arrested at this time, as the suspects who opened fire on Archibald Ledsinger and Darian Boyd as they were driving July 1 in the 1200 block of 10th St. NW, according to a criminal complaint.
Adkins and the other man walked out directly in front of their vehicle. Words were exchanged and then Adkins and the co-defendant “opened fire” striking Boyd several times, causing serious injuries, the complaint states. The number of casings indicated two guns were involved.
The public ride share scooter had been leased under his co-defendant’s name, according to authorities, but 14 shell casings also were found at the scene and eventually led to Adkins.
On Sept. 24, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was registered to and driven by Adkins and the co-defendant was his passenger, the complaint states. Officers also found two firearms in the car linked to the shooting through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network, which Cedar Rapids police now have in their department.
If convicted of attempted murder, Adkins faces 25 years in prison.
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