Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man says he was shooting at rival gang members in vehicle Friday: complaint

17 year old also arrested

Cedar Rapids police have arrested two teenage suspects after a woman’s vehicle with “a carload of people” was struck by gunfire Friday evening in the 1800 block of Fourth Avenue SE.

Police located two males in the area who matched the description of potential suspects. After a short foot pursuit, both were apprehended by officers and subsequently arrested, according to a news release from police. Officers also found a loaded handgun.

Sean Thurman, 18, of 1837 B Ave. NE, was arrested for intimidation with a dangerous weapon, going armed with intent, reckless use of a firearm, interference with official acts with a firearm, and carrying weapons.

According to a criminal complaint, Thurman said he used the gun to shoot at rival gang members who were in a moving vehicle.

The other suspect, age 17, was arrested for interference with official acts.

Officers continue to investigate the incident.

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