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Cedar Rapids man arrested for attempted murder stemming from an altercation in a downtown bar

A Cedar Rapids man has been arrested for his involvement in a shooting incident on May 23, 2018 following an altercation in a downtown bar.

According to Cedar Rapids Police Spokesman Greg Buelow, Tyrice Deshawn Douglas, 26, was arrested at 8:54 p.m. on June 15, 2018 for his alleged involvement in the May 23 incident.

Douglas has been arrested for both attempted murder and going armed with intent.

Cedar Rapids police responded to a shots fired incident at the 1500 block of Seventh Avenue SE in the late evening hours of May 23.

According to Buelow, shell casings were found at the scene, and a subsequent investigation determined that Douglas was involved in firing a gun at a 38-year old male.

A criminal complaint filed with the Iowa District Court in Linn County includes the information that Douglas was allegedly involved in an altercation with another individual at Reds Public House in downtown Cedar Rapids. Douglas allegedly then showed up at the residence of that individual on Seventh Avenue SE and fired shots at him.

The incident still is under investigation, however investigators believe that the suspect and victim are known to one another and this is not a random act, Buelow said.

Attempt to commit murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Going armed with intent is a Class D felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

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