North Liberty man arrested in connection with April shots-fired outside bar

North Liberty man is accused of firing a handgun into the air by a crowd.

Meg Doster, News Reporter

A North Liberty man faces firearm charges after allegedly firing shots towards a crowd outside Pints bar in Iowa City in April.

Dupree Savon Thompson, 23, was arrested Monday on charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, carrying weapons, and reckless use of a firearm, after firing one shot in the air near a crowd of around 50 outside the bar around 2 a.m. on April 4, according to Iowa City police.

Police alleged Thompson drove past a large fight outside Pints, parked his car in the alley next to the bar, and exited the vehicle with a handgun with an extended magazine.

Thompson was arrested for the charges in Black Hawk County while already being held for unrelated charges.

Thompson fled the scene outside of the bar before police arrived.

Intimidation with a dangerous weapon is a Class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, and a fine between $750 and $7500.