Iowa City woman charged with attempted murder after Saturday shooting

Arielle Grier, charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of reckless use of a firearm. (Johnson County Jail)

An Iowa City woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting and injuring two people in Iowa City early Saturday morning.

24-year-old Arielle Grier is charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of reckless use of a firearm.

A criminal complaint says Grier and her brother were in a verbal argument with a group of three other men. The group of men then left. Seconds later, Grier and her brother were seen on surveillance video chasing after the three men and eventually caught them in the 300 block of E Court St and began to attack them. During the attack, Grier allegedly pulled out a gun and shot six rounds. Two of the rounds accidentally hit her brother, while another hit one of the three men Grier and her brother were arguing with.

Grier fled the scene and was tracked to her home on video surveillance. Police also received tips that Grier was the shooter. A gun and ammo consistent with what would have been used in the shooting were found in Grier's home.

Both shooting victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into this incident continues and Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s). Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

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