CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – The legal grievance filed towards Andre Richardson within the mid-Might capturing on the Iowa Smoke Store on the southwest facet of Cedar Rapids sheds some gentle on what police say occurred that evening.
The world across the Iowa Smoke Store on the southwest facet of Cedar Rapids is surrounded by police tape after an early morning capturing left two lifeless on Might 18, 2019 (Rebecca Varilek/KCRG)
Richardson, 26, has been charged with two counts of first-degree homicide, two counts of tried homicide, two counts of willful damage inflicting severe damage, intimidation with a harmful weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and going armed with intent.
Linn County Legal professional Jerry Vander Sanden alleges within the submitting that Richardson arrived on the Iowa Smoke Store, situated at 70 Kirkwood Courtroom SW, within the early morning hours of Saturday, Might 18. Safety digicam video obtained by police confirmed that he was within the entrance seat of a car pushed by Alexandra Smith, 24, with Deshawn Hull, Jr., 21, Kenyauta Keith, 19, and Colby Shannon, 22, passengers within the car. All occupants of the car had been beforehand individuals of curiosity sought by the Cedar Rapids Police Division in connection to this case.
The car containing Richardson allegedly arrived minutes earlier than a black Buick Rendezvous pushed by Kayla Panos-Blackcloud, 19, parked subsequent to it. That sport utility car additionally contained Booker McKinney, 19, within the entrance seat, together with Matrell Johnson, 18, and Royal Abram, 18, within the again seat.
Upon the arrival of the SUV, prosecutors say that Richardson exited his car and fired quite a few pictures into the SUV with a .45 caliber handgun at shut vary towards the entire occupants. After the capturing, Richardson allegedly acquired again within the car pushed by Smith which then fled the scene.
Johnson and Abram had been killed within the capturing. Panos-Blackcloud and McKinney sustained life-threatening accidents and stay hospitalized.
Prosecutors say that surveillance video confirmed Richardson’s weapon jamming a number of instances whereas firing, with him clearing the jam and persevering with to fireside.
Police performed interviews with witnesses and reviewed safety digicam video from the shop to be able to establish Richardson.
Police stated the investigation surrounding the capturing continues to be ongoing. No different prices have been introduced.