Police: Man shot in buttocks gave false identity

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WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Waterloo Police said a Cedar Rapids man shot in the buttocks March 7 is facing charges for saying he was someone else when admitted to a Waterloo hospital.

Police said 19-year-old Damarcus Northern originally told authorities he was Jeremiah Taylor. But after sending a news release naming Taylor as the victim, police learned his real identity. Officers arrested Northern on March 14 for probation violation warrants out of Linn County, and a Waterloo charge of giving false information to law enforcement.

Investigators said the shooting happened around 10 a.m. near West 4th Street and Western Avenue.

Witnesses told police a suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired several shots at Taylor.

Officers arrested two suspects a short time later, and recovered two handguns. One gun was reported stolen from Davenport.

Two Waterloo residents, 18-year-old Sahjit Phillips and 16-year-old William McNealy, are charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony. Phillips is also charged with carrying weapons (aggravated misdemeanor) and willful injury (class C felony).

21-year-old Kutarius Northern of Marion is charged with 3rd degree theft and carrying weapons, both aggravated misdemeanors.

18-year-old Ka'Leck Bolden of Cedar Rapids is charged with carrying weapons.