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UPDATE: Man charged in road rage shooting outside Marion library

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UPDATE: The Marion Police Department has charged Matthew Boleyn with Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief 4th Degree.

Police say Boleyn caused damage to Samuel Gire's vehicle by shattering his window. Boleyn had gotten out of his car, challenged two people to a physical fight, one being Gire. Police say this led to Boleyn being shot by Gire. 


Marion Police say road rage is the cause of a shooting outside a Marion library last Thursday.

The investigation is over and the report is being sent to the Linn County Attorney's Office for review and possible charges. 


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Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that happened just before midnight near the Marion Public Library. 

The Marion Police Department says one man was shot in the lower part of his body and is expected to survive. 

Police have talked with everyone involved and believe there is no threat to the public. 

No charges have been filed at this time. 

Ryan McSweeny was on his front porch across the street from the library moments before the shooting happened, he says he could hear people arguing. 

"I just thought nothing of it because I've heard people argue over there before and nothing has ever happened," he says. 

Officers were on scene for hours and appeared to be focusing on a car parked on 11th Street. 

Two other cars were towed from the area. 

The Marion Public Library says they are working with the police department. 

McSweeny tells us the timing of the shooting was everything when it comes to the safety of everyone else.

"I'm glad it happened late because usually you know I'm pretty sure that there's hundreds of people that come here everyday," he says. 

Police tell KWWL they have video from the incident but it is being used in the investigation and isn't being released. 

At this time officials have not released the names of those involved. 

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