116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a shooting last year at a commercial property in southwest Cedar Rapids.
Tyler John Koob, 34, also faces charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, assault-going armed with intent and carrying weapons.
Cedar Rapids police were called to 1027 Ninth St SW just before 10:30 p.m. Nov. 18 on reports of a shooting.
Officers found Koob, who had been wounded by gunfire, near the building. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.
According to the criminal complaint, a 49-year-old man told police Koob had knocked on the door of the building and, when the man answered the door, “fired several shots barely missing” the man.
Police said the bullets struck the commercial building where several people were gathered. Other witnesses corroborated the victim's account, the complaint states.
Police said the 49-year old man was armed with a handgun and fired several rounds at Koob as Koob was preparing to fire his gun again.
Koob was arrested Wednesday by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and was taken to jail.
According to the complaint, police interviewed Koob, who claimed he had gone to the property because he’d heard people were badmouthing him. He claimed he had fired his gun in the air.
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