Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation In Waterloo
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in downtown Waterloo early Wednesday.
The incident happened around 12:45 AM near the intersection of West 6th and Commercial Streets. According to Waterloo police, someone called the Black Hawk County dispatch center and reported that a man with a long gun was walking along Commerical Street toward downtown.
A short time later, two sheriff's deputies spotted the man walking on the 6th Street bridge that crosses the Cedar River. According to information released by Waterloo police, the deputies made contact with the armed man. The suspect then pointed the weapon at hip level toward one of the deputies and chased after the deputy.
Authorities said a responding Waterloo police officer observed what was occurring and fired at the armed man, striking him twice.
The man was taken initially taken to Allen Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries and later transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Waterloo police said the officer and two sheriff's deputies were uninjured.