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CEDAR RAPIDS - A 25-year-old man is accused of firing a 9 mm handgun from a vehicle outside a restaurant in northeast Cedar Rapids, police said.
Trevor Paul Melsha faces a charge of reckless use of a firearm, accused of discharging a 9 mm handgun three to four times inside the city limits while operating a motor vehicle on a city street.
Cedar Rapids police were called at 12:24 a.m. Thursday to a fight and shots fired at Moco Game Room & Hot Dog Bar, 1602 E Ave. NE.
Police found a woman suffering injuries from an 'apparent assault,” though no one was hit by gunfire, police said.
Witnesses told officers a fight had started inside the bar and continued outside. Then someone drove by in a dark Toyota Tacoma and fired shots into the air.
Witness statements led police to identify Melsha, who had been inside the bar, as a suspect. Officers found the vehicle parked outside Melsha's residence in northeast Cedar Rapids and arrested him
Police said the woman who was assaulted declined to have officers pursue criminal charges in her assault. That aspect of the investigation remains open.
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