WATERLOO — Will Earnest Young Jr. said he opened fire on a man who hit him and was fighting his brother in 2020 because he was in fear for his life.
Jury finds man guilty in trial for 2020 downtown Waterloo shooting
A Black Hawk County jury didn’t believe him and found him guilty in a verdict handed down late Thursday following two days of testimony.
Young, 34, of Cedar Falls, was charged with willful injury causing serious injury and intimidation with a weapon.
Assistant County Attorney Brad Walz said Young pulled out a gun and shot Joseph Ayala, who was unarmed, in the early morning hours of Nov. 8, 2020, as they were leaving The Saloon on West Fourth Street.