Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced in Relation to February 2021 Shooting in Marion
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Will Spend a Decade in Prison After Shooting Victim in the Chest Multiple Times
A Cedar Rapids man who shot a Marion man eight times in February 2021 was sentenced today to the maximum possible punishment, a decade in federal prison.
Anthony Fisher, age 23, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a January 26, 2023, jury verdict finding him guilty of possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.
The evidence at trial showed that, on February 16, 2021, Fisher and two other men broke into a Marion man’s residence with the intent of stealing money and possibly marijuana. Immediately after the three men entered the residence, Fisher shot the Marion man eight times without any apparent provocation. The three men, including Fisher, then fled the scene. Emergency personnel responded quickly and provided aid to the victim, who survived. The victim’s young child was also found near where the victim had been shot. Law enforcement never recovered the firearm Fisher used to shoot the victim; however, the jury found Fisher unlawfully possessed the eight rounds of ammunition used to shoot the victim. At the time of the shooting, Fisher was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition as he was a felon. Fisher had previously been convicted of interference with official acts – dangerous weapon, a felony offense, in state court in April 2020.
Fisher was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand. Fisher was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, the highest sentence allowed by statute. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Dillan Edwards and Tony Morfitt and was investigated by the Marion Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl.
The case file number is 22-CR-00013-LTS.
Updated July 26, 2023
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