Trial underway for Cedar Rapids man accused in deadly apartment complex shooting

Ezekiel Phillips, 31 (Courtesy: Linn County Jail)
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The trial is now underway for a man charged in a deadly shooting at a Cedar Rapids apartment complex a year ago.

Jury selection started yesterday in the trial for Ezekiel Phillips Jr. He faces several charges including first-degree murder.

The shooting happened at the Pointe Apartments in Cedar Rapids on the morning of Dec. 19, 2018, last year. Police say Phillips shot 27-year-old Tyrice Douglas and 19-year-old Mone Dotson.

Douglas died in May.