Police have arrested an 18-year-old Davenport man on charges he shot into a crowd outside NorthPark Mall last month.

Donovan R. Dean of 1105 Oneida Ave. was booked into the Scott County Jail on Sunday on a charge of  intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony punishable in Iowa by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.

Officers were dispatched to the Davenport mall at 6:35 p.m. April 6 after a fight between several people broke out in the food court, police said.

The fight spilled outside of the mall, with the participants leaving the mall through the south entrance at the food court.

Police said Dean was observed by multiple witnesses, armed and firing a handgun, according to the arrest affidavit. Police said Dean was involved in the fight inside the foot court just moments before, adding he was throwing chairs at some people. The people fled outside and west across the mall parking lot, trying to get away from Dean, police said.

Dean brought his revolver up to what’s referred to as a “point shoulder position” and fired two shots at the fleeing people, police said.

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Among the witnesses standing close to Dean when he fired the weapon was a family of a mother, father and a 5-year-old, police said.

In the first three months of the year, Davenport police have responded to about 360 calls to NorthPark Mall, including 84 thefts and five assaults, police records show.

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