Breaking down a criminal complaint for shooting at the Taboo nightclub

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — One of the suspects in a nightclub shooting in Cedar Rapids made his first appearance in Linn County Court this morning.

Timothy Rush, 32, faces multiple charges, including second-degree murder, after the mass shooting killed two people and injured ten others. On Tuesday, a judge set his bond at $1.5 million.

According to the criminal complaint, police say Timothy Rush brought a 9mm pistol to Taboo Nightclub. Investigators say surveillance video inside the club shows him firing into the crowd, killing Nicole Owens, 35, and seriously wounding Marvin Cox… who was shot in the head.

The criminal complaint says Rush “shot intentionally and indiscriminately. And that he started shooting after someone else shot first. But this Rush shot “into a large crowd of people.”

During a search of his home, police found a 9mm pistol. And that he admitted in a police interview that he had seen himself on the surveillance video “before and after the shooting”.

He is charged with second degree murder, intentional bodily harm causing serious bodily harm, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and reckless use of a firearm.

Linn County District Attorney Nick Maybanks said the charges could change.

“If any of the victims in this case end up dead as a result of Mr. Rush’s actions, we will certainly consider amending or amending the charges in the case,” Maybanks said.

Rush was also seen with the gun fleeing the scene.

Police said after finding a 9mm firearm at Rush’s home, they tested shell casings from the nightclub and determined his gun was used in the shooting.

No one has been arrested in the death of 25-year-old Michael Valentine, and police previously said more than one shooter escaped that night.

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