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Five in Custody After Shots Fired, High-Speed Chase Through Two Counties

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SOLON, Iowa — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says five people are in custody after chasing a vehicle into Johnson County Wednesday night.

Linn County Deputies say the driver of a pickup truck matching a truck involved in a shots fired incident in Cedar Rapids refused to stop. Officials from both Linn and Johnson counties describe the chase that ended in Solon as high-speed, but haven’t given any other specifics.

The chase ended when the truck crashed into a playhouse in the backyard of a house in the 200 block of East Elm Street in Solon.

Law enforcement on the scene said five people were apprehended near where the truck crashed after they tried to run from the scene. Investigators said children were inside the playhouse shortly before the crash, none of them were hurt. A Linn County deputy injured his shoulder during the foot chase and was treated at St. Luke’s Hospital.

The five people inside the vehicle were all from Cedar Rapids. Deputies aren’t identifying a 15-year-old boy, but say the other four are 20-year-old Kaven Parks, 23-year-old Aaron Scott, 18-year-old Marcus Wallace and 27-year-old Marcus Long.

Parks was driving the vehicle and has been charged with Felony Attempt to Elude and other traffic offenses. All five were charged with Interference with Official Acts with Injury on a peace officer.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department said earlier they suspected the truck is connected to an investigation into a report of shots fired at the intersection of Bowling Street and 41st Avenue SW. Officers say no injuries were reported, but they did find shell casings at the scene.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Cedar Rapids Police Department are both investigating this incident.

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