Sioux City man arrested for Main St. shooting

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A Sioux City man suspected of breaking into a residence and shooting another man has been arrested.

According to court documents, Cristian Armando Morelos, 22, broke into a residence through a kitchen window at 804 Main Street in Sioux City on November 1, around 3:40 a.m.

He then went to a bedroom and then fired several rounds at two people inside. One of the rounds struck a man in his right calf.

Police said that Morelos pistol whipped the shooting victim in the back of the head as he fled the bedroom, causing a small cut.

After the two men ran out, documents said that Morelos assaulted a woman inside the home.

Police identified Morelos as the suspect in the shooting incident last week and said he had been in a relationship with a woman that lives there and shot man that was visiting the residence. His injury was considered not life threatening.

Sioux City Police said Morelos turned himself in at the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday. Morelos has been charged with felonies of first-degree burglary, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of willful injury causing serious injury.

He was also charged with domestic abuse causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. Morelos was booked into the Woodbury County Jail on a bond of $100,000.


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