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Man in custody for allegedly shooting woman near Iowa Capitol Sunday

A criminal complaint says Michael R. McKinney admitted to shooting a woman who was raiding in a car through the complex Sunday afternoon.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael R. McKinney, a St. Charles resident, is in police custody and is charged with attempted murder after he said he shot a woman just east of the Iowa Capitol Sunday afternoon. 

The criminal complaint filed in Polk County District Court states McKinney, 25, fired a gun at a woman who was riding in a car through the Lucas State Office Building, which is part of the capitol complex. A bullet hit the woman, and she was taken to the hospital. 

According to the complaint, McKinney admitted to shooting the woman and turned his firearm over to police. 

A release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety says McKinney was arrested Sunday evening

McKinney is being held at the Polk County Jail for attempted murder. Bond is set at $500,000.

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