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Suspect arrested for threatening to shoot another man Sunday night in Cedar Rapids

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A suspect has been arrested for firing a gun six times into the air outside an apartment complex and threatening to shoot another man in Cedar Rapids.

It happened on Easter Sunday at 6:43 p.m. in the 1600 block of 30th Street NW.

CRPD says Nicholas Marcus Johnson, 27 of Cedar Rapids, threatened to shoot a 23-year-old man. Johnson fled on foot but was arrested a little more than an hour later in a vehicle two miles away in the 800 block of D Avenue NW.

Johnson is charged with reckless use of a firearm and marijuana possession.

Police say they found a 9mm handgun under his seat.

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