Police name suspect in shooting at southwest Cedar Rapids business

Jamal Devonte Edwards (Courtesy image)
Jamal Devonte Edwards (Courtesy image)(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 9, 2020 at 5:56 AM CDT
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The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the suspect accused of shooting two people at a business on the city's southwest side Thursday morning.

Just after 5 a.m., police responded to Associated Materials at 3801 Beverly Road SW.

Police said Jamal Devonte Edwards, 26, went into the business and shot two victims before leaving the property.

He's described as a black male, 5 feet and 8 inches in height, 140 pounds, and may have long dreads, police said in a press release. In addition, he has tattoos on his neck and chin, as well as his right arm.

Edwards is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

The public is asked to avoid the area since this is an active situation.

The two victims have what appear to be non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Police said this does not appear to be random and is believed to be a workplace violence incident.