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Case No. 17-1359

State of Iowa
Oscar Marco Gipson


State of Iowa


Oscar Marco Gipson

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 01, 2018

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert J. Blink and Scott D. Rosenberg, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J. (6 pages)

           Oscar Marco Gipson contends the State did not show substantial evidence to support a jury verdict that he committed the offense of going armed with intent.  He argues there was insufficient evidence he intended to shoot another person.  OPINION HOLDS: Ample evidence in the record, along with the reasonable inferences from that evidence, shows Gipson shot into an occupied bar with the intent to shoot his girlfriend, with whom he was having relationship problems.  Gipson confronted and argued with her at a bar and watched her leave and go to another bar.  He then sprayed the bar with bullets from a semiautomatic weapon.  Substantial evidence supports the jury verdict.  Therefore we affirm. 

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