DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) - A 22-year-old has been arrested and charged following a shots fired incident near Shenanigans in Davenport. Police say this happened on Sunday, Dec. 1.
A 22-year-old has been arrested and charged following a shots fired incident near Shenanigans in Davenport. Police say this happened on Sunday, Dec. 1. (KWQC)
According to Davenport Police, officers responded to Shenanigans at 303 W. 3rd Street for a report of a large fight. A press release from the police department says when officers arrived as patrons were leaving Shenanigans, a fight broke out in front of the bar.
Police say officers used pepper spray to disperse the crowd.
While this was occurring, officers heard gunshots in the area of 200 Ripley Street. When officers arrived, police say they did not initially find any scene. However, while canvassing the area, damage to a business window from gunfire was found at 300 W. 3rd Street on the north side.
Police say no injuries were reported.
On Friday, Dec. 20, police announced the arrest of 22-year-old Davion Novinger, of Davenport. Novinger is being charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a felony.
Police say Novinger fired the gun into a building, also within close vicinity of numerous people inside a bar. Officials say the bullet traveled through a building on west 3rd Street, through the interior of the building, exited and then went into Mac's Tavern. There the bullet came to a rest on the floor of the tavern.
A woman who was nearly hit by the bullet told TV6 the bullet came through the window.
"The first thing we thought of was to take cover in case another one came," Meridith Miller said.
Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch issued a statement following the incident saying "this unfortunate and potentially deadly event is too familiar at this bar.
A couple days later a "For Lease" sign was put up at Shenanigan's Pub.
According to the building owner, Thad DenHartog, the current occupants and DenHartog came to an agreement to put the building up for lease. DenHartog would not say whether or not Shenanigans would continue to operate in the building or if they would be vacating the building.