Two arrested after report of battle, shots fired in downtown Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Two people were detained after a report of a fight on a downtown street and a subsequent shot.

Devoniere Roshawn Jackson, 27, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm while drunk, ruthlessly using a firearm, intimidating himself with a dangerous weapon, and possessing marijuana. Daniel Richard Turnis, 29, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested and charged with first offense while drunk.

At around 12:58 p.m., the Cedar Rapids Police Department was sent to a report of a fight between two people outside the Hazzard County’s American salon at 402 Second Avenue SE. According to the report, one of the people involved in the fight had a gun. When the officers got to the bar, no one was found fighting outside. The officers reported hearing a gunshot near the intersection of Second Avenue SE and Third Street SE shortly afterwards.

There, witnesses told officers that the person who allegedly fired the gun got into a white pickup truck that had fled the scene. The police were able to stop a 2011 Ford F-150 in the 400 block of Third Avenue SE shortly afterwards.

The truck driver, Turnis, was reportedly drunk while on duty. A passenger who was later identified as Jackson was named as a suspect in the shot, which was based on a 9mm pistol recovered from the truck and a spent cartridge case near the site of the incident, according to officials.

No one was reportedly injured and no property damage was found related to the incident.

Both men are being held in Linn County Jail. Jackson also has a pending arrest warrant in the Webster County Sheriff’s office.

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