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Oxford man charged with attempted murder after firing gun at acquaintance in Coralville, police say

Salomen Allen
Salomen Allen

CORALVILLE — An Oxford man is facing serious charges after police say he attempted to murder someone he knew in Coralville just before noon Friday.

According to the Coralville Police Department, Salomen Allen, 20, of Oxford has been charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony; eluding police, a Class D felony; and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Police were called at 11:44 a.m. to 2551 Heartland Place for a report of shots fired. They determined Allen had followed an acquaintance to a parking lot at that address, where that person works, and fired a gun as that person was getting out of a vehicle.

The bullet, shot from a 40-caliber handgun, missed the person but hit the car, police said, and Allen fled.

Allen’s vehicle was spotted by police not long after, and he was apprehended after a short pursuit.

The 2551 Heartland Place address is the site of a Goodwill Store.

Police said no injuries were reported, and the incident remains under investigation.

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