A shooting Monday morning on the streets of Cedar Rapids appears to be a targeted incident, according to police.
A report of shots fired in the 3700 block of Blairs Ferry Road Northeast came in at 10:20am. Initial reports indicated that shots from a vehicle hit a victim who was walking in the area.
Using a description of the suspect vehicle provided by witnesses, Hiawatha Police stopped a vehicle that matched the description in front of the AutoZone on the 2900 block of Blairs Ferry. Officers from the CRPD arrived and took the driver into custody. That individual is being detained pending investigation.
The victim, identified as 30-year-old Terrell Taylor, showed up at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He received medical treatment, was discharged, and then taken to the Linn County Correctional Center due to an outstanding warrant for 2nd Degree Robbery from Iowa City.
Police say that on January 12th, Taylor tried to grab a woman’s purse at her residence on Shady Glenn Court, but she was able to keep him from taking it. He then allegedly attempted to take her phone and flee the residence. The victim pursued Taylor and struggled with him to get her phone back. As she took possession of her phone, Terrell is accused of pushing her to the ground before fleeing. The victim apparently knew Taylor from prior interactions.
Based on preliminary information, police believe Taylor’s shooting to be a targeted incident. The investigation is ongoing.