Davenport teen arrested after police chase, shooting warrant

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — A teenager was arrested and is being charged as an adult after an incident almost four months ago led to a police chase.

17-year-old Angel Mora was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 31 after police spotted him in the 2000 block of W 1st Street according to a statement from the Davenport Police Department. Officers patrolling the area noticed Mora getting into a green Honda Civic, which was associated with his out-standing warrant.

According to the statement, officers attempted to block the car, but Mora escaped. This led to a short car chase where he drove on the sidewalk west on 1st Street and turned north onto Pine Street. Police were finally able to use a Pursuit Intervention Technique to end the chase.

The teenager was wanted for an adult charge after he shot a person in July.

An affidavit states Mora got into a verbal altercation before pulling out a handgun. He ended up firing several shots into a crowd of people, striking on person one time in the right shoulder.

According to the Davenport Police Department, forcible felonies are considered adult charges after the age of 16.

Mora is charged with intimidation with a dangers weapon that includes injury, which is a forcible felony.

He is being held at the Scott County Jail.