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Suspect arrested in 2-week-old shooting at restaurant in NW Cedar Rapids

Johnny Mack Hill, Jr.
Johnny Mack Hill, Jr.

CEDAR RAPIDS — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred about two weeks ago at a restaurant in northwest Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids police said officers were called around 11:15 p.m. Oct. 2 to Cedar River Landing, 301 F Ave. NW, for a shooting.

When they arrived, officers learned the suspect — later identified as 29-year-old Johnny Mack Hill Jr. — had already fled.

According to the criminal complaint, Hill was identified from video surveillance that showed him entering the restaurant and opening fire — shooting at another individual — before fleeing.

After identifying Hill as a suspect, police got a warrant to search his home at 1311 Oakland Rd. NE. Officers entered the home just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Hill was arrested.

Police said MDMA (also known as ecstasy or Molly), marijuana, two stolen handguns, another handgun, ammunition, scales, packaging, cash and prescription pills were found inside the apartment.

Hill faces two counts of carrying weapons, three counts of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of trafficking in stolen firearms, two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (one for marijuana and one for MDMA), two counts of drug tax stamp violation (marijuana and MDMA), and one count each of going armed with intent, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, reckless use of a firearm, possession of a prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Another person inside the apartment, identified as Jerome Bradley, 29, was arrested on a charge of disorderly house, police said. He allegedly was a guest at the apartment.

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