Investigation into alleged shooting leads to arrest


An investigation into a report that shots had been fired at three people in a vehicle Saturday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly fired the shots.

Clifton McDowell, 18, who has been held at the adult detention center since Sunday on a nonrelated incident, was identified as the person who allegedly fired the shots at the car, which contained three females.

Detective William Freeman said in a probable cause affidavit that the alleged victims said they were in the area of West 32nd Avenue and Palm Street when another vehicle pulled up behind them and a person in that vehicle started shooting.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for McDowell that police counted seven bullet holes in the car containing the alleged victims, and a witness identified McDowell as the person who fired the shots.

McDowell also allegedly sent a text message to another person bragging about the incident, Freeman said in the probable cause affidavit.

Because a firearm was involved, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 cash-only bond for McDowell after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with three counts of committing a terroristic act.

Bridgforth also ordered McDowell to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.

McDowell said he would hire his own attorney.