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R.I. man arrested for shooting outside strip club


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Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 10:31 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

DAVENPORT -- A Rock Island man was in custody Sunday night at Scott County Jail after being arrested early Sunday morning for a shooting outside a Davenport strip club.

Demarko Onslow Williams, 24, of 1704 5th St., Rock Island, was arrested at 3:22 a.m. and charged with assault and intimidation with a dangerous weapon; a felon in possession of a firearm; interference with official acts; reckless use of a firearm with property damage, and possession of a controlled substance, according to a police affidavit.

Mr. Williams was observed by plain-clothes police officers outside the Chorus Line, 4128 Brady St., discharging his Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun seven to eight times toward a crowd of people clustered around the strip club entrance, the affidavit says. No one was injured, but the assailant struck several vehicles and the club building, police said.

Mr. Williams fled on foot and was later caught by police. He was also found in possession of a clear plastic bag containing 2.3 grams of marijuana, police said. Mr. Williams has a prior felony conviction for first-degree theft of a 12-year-old boy's motorcycle in Davenport June 1, 2005. He was being held Sunday night at Scott County Jail on $19,000 bond, according to the jail.



















 




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