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Cedar Rapids man faces attempted murder charge for January shooting

Police do not believe the shooting was random

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a January shooting.

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According to Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman Greg Buelow, around noon on Tuesday, police and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 23-year-old Michael G. Hodges at 2801 Elaine Drive NW. Buelow said Hodges is suspected of shooting a 21-year-old man in front of Pub 217, 217 Third St. SE, around 2 a.m. on Jan. 28. Authorities said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left chest.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, but Buelow said police do not believe the shooting was random.

Hodges faces charges of attempted murder, willful injury, going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

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