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Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person


This news story was published on January 27, 2020.
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AMES – Police in Ames say a Cedar Rapids man tried to murder a person at a McDonald’s restaurant Sunday night by firing a gun at the establishment.

On January 26, 2020, at 10:47 p.m., the Ames Police Department received a report of a person with a gun at McDonald’s at 129 S. Duff Avenue. When officers arrived, they found damage to a window, which was consistent with the discharge of a firearm. According to the victims and a witness, the suspect, whom was known to one of the victims, entered McDonald’s and then left a short time later. The suspect got into a red car and parked near the customer seating area. The suspect displayed a shotgun and fired one round towards a male and female inside McDonald’s. The suspect fled the area in the red car and was last seen southbound on S. Sherman Avenue. The victims were not injured.

The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Demarcus T. Stokes, age 20, of Cedar Rapids. An arrest warrant has been issued for the following offense:

• Attempted Murder, a class “B” felony

The red car was recovered this morning in rural Story County. Stokes may be traveling in a gray 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, bearing Iowa license plate GNP480. Stokes should be considered armed and dangerous.

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4 Responses to Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    When found, Shoot this no good cockroach!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2020 at 4:47 am

    Demarcus, you big dummy. You gonna end up wif some new holes in you.

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    Lawsteward Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    …the burgers aren’t as good as they were years ago, but man…wanting to kill somebody there…whoa!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 28, 2020 at 10:35 am

      His Happy Meal, didn’t make him happy.