As a result of the investigation of an armed subject on Tuesday, March 8, in the 100 Block of S. Westminster St., Iowa City police have arrested Caleb McDowell, 29, of Iowa City. McDowell faces the following charges:
- Domestic abuse assault
- Domestic abuse with intent to cause serious injury
- Assault while displaying a dangerous weapon
A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Original news release
At 3:26 p.m. March 8, 2022, Iowa City Police responded to the 100 block of S. Westminster St. for a report of an armed subject. Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and members of the Johnson County Emergency Response Team, who were training in the area, also responded.
When officers arrived on scene, it was determined the subject - an adult man - was alone in the residence and had fired a gun from inside. The man surrendered without incident and no injuries were reported.
Traffic was shut down during the incident and surrounding residences were evacuated. Normal traffic has resumed in the area.
No other information is available at this time.