Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier
By: Jeff Reinitz
February 16, 2015
WATERLOO | When Roland Richardo Anderson started shooting at Maurice Stovall, he wanted to hurt him but not kill him, a pharmacologist said Monday.
Anderson, 55, of Waterloo, is charged with attempted murder, willful injury, going armed, intimidation with a weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm in the July 2012 shooting inside the former Rumors Bar on East Fourth Street.
Assistant County Attorney Brook Jacobsen said Anderson was trying to kill Stovall and shot him twice in the back because he was upset over Stovall intervening in a dispute between Anderson and Anderson’s girlfriend. The shooting stopped when a friend of Stovall’s punched Anderson and knocked him down. Stovall survived his injuries, and doctors opted not to remove the bullets.
The defense continued its case Monday, calling Paul Perry, a former professor at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacology and College of Medicine who now teaches at Touro University in Vallejo, Calif.