Arrest Made In Sunday Shooting In Iowa City

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Police have arrested a Cedar Rapids man in connection with this weekend’s shots fired incident in Iowa City.

According to criminal complaints, 19-year-old Daquan D. Jefferson, who goes by Cutthroat, faces charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; and reckless use of a firearm, an aggravated misdemeanor.

At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to the 2100 block of Davis Street for a report of shots fired. Shell casings were found at the scene, but police were uncertain at the time if anyone had been injured.

Through their investigation, police learned that before the shooting, a fight had taken place. Police said Jefferson arrived at the fight in a vehicle. As people fled the fight, one vehicle hit the vehicle that Jefferson was in.

Police said Jefferson responded by getting out of the vehicle and firing multiple shots at the other vehicle. Jefferson’s shots hit a parked vehicle and a stop sign.

Jefferson was not involved in the original fight and denied being in Iowa City at the time of the shooting, police said. However, a witness who was with him for most of the day said Jefferson was the shooter. Police also obtained video evidence that Jefferson was in Iowa City before the shooting.

If convicted, Jefferson could face up to 27 years in prison.

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