Saturday, May 27, 2017

Police capture man wanted for attempted murder of Iowa security officer

Council Bluffs IA May 27 2017 A Kansas City man accused of attempted murder is being held at the Pottawattamie County Jail on $100,000 bond in connection to a New Year’s Day shooting at a Council Bluffs bar.
Jordan Williams, 25, was arrested on May 16 and is also charged with several felonies including reckless use of a firearm resulting in serious injury, willful injury, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and going armed with intent.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to The Underground Bar & Grill, 28 South 29th St. at 1 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.
On scene, officers learned a security guard had been shot in the back while breaking up a disturbance in the parking lot.
Police interviewed the man later, who told officers he had been working security and had handled several “small” disturbances that night, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Until a disturbance in the hallway leading to the exit door began. The man and his supervisor tried to move the situation to the parking lot outside when a second fight began in the parking lot nearby, he said.
The security guard decided to use his can of pepper spray. While spraying, he heard a gunshot behind him and felt pain in his back and side, he told police.
Knowing he had been shot, the guard ran into the bar and took cover. He told officers he didn’t see who had shot him, reports said.
The suspect, later identified as Williams, is a rap musician who was performing at the bar, according to authorities.
The guard later said he had kicked Williams out of the bar earlier that night because Williams tried to bring in his own alcohol to the bar.
Going by the street name of “Bean”, police found a flyer for Williams’ music group.
“Williams is not a documented gang member but appeared to claim a gang called 68th St Swampside,” police said, which is a subset of a larger gang called the 68th Street Gang.

Williams’ arraignment is set for June 26. His jury trial is set for Aug. 1.

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