Man arrested after shots fired on Cedar Rapids' southeast side

Deondre Justin Scott, 29 (Courtesy: Linn County Jail)
Deondre Justin Scott, 29 (Courtesy: Linn County Jail)(KCRG)
Published: Oct. 20, 2019 at 10:17 AM CDT
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A man was arrested on Saturday night after a report of shots being fired in a southeast Cedar Rapids neighborhood, according to law enforcement.

Deondre Justin Scott, 29, was arrested and charged with reckless use of a firearm causing property damage and interference with official acts.

At around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, Cedar Rapids Police received multiple reports from residents hearing shots being fired in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue SE. A nearby officer also reported hearing the shots.

Police said that a vehicle in the 1500 block of 14th Avenue SE was hit by bullets and shell casings were found in the area.

The same officer who heard the shots noticed a vehicle that was leaving the area and pulled it over in the 900 block of 9th Street SE. Scott was driving and a handgun was found in his possession. He was the lone person in the vehicle.

Scott is being held at the Linn County Jail.