Police Release Photos Of Vehicle From Attack on Davenport Officers
During the rioting on Sunday night, four people were struck in various shots fired incidents around Davenport. Of the four struck one was an officer. Two others have died.
Scott County Sheriff's Office released photos of the injured officer's vehicle Tuesday morning, along with a press release detailing the attack.
At 2:55 AM officers respond to the area of 1400 Myrtle Street, Davenport to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Three officers are in an unmarked police vehicle. While in the alley in the area of 1400 Myrtle approximately thirteen rounds are fired into their vehicle. The officer driving the vehicle is struck twice. One shot hit his firearm, holstered on his side. He was also shot in the leg. Bullets struck his headrest. Pictures attached.
Another officer from the vehicle returned fire. The suspects entered a vehicle and drove off. The ambushed police vehicle brought the wounded officer to the hospital.
Other squads pursued the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle attempted to elude, driving at speeds in excess of 80 – 90 mph within the city of Davenport. During the pursuit, one handgun was thrown from the vehicle. The vehicle crashed on the 1900 block of Mound Street.
One occupant, Lashawn Hensley fled from the vehicle on foot and was apprehended a short distance away. It should be noted Hensley had outstanding State of Iowa and federal arrest warrants.
The other occupants of the vehicle were identified as: Don White Jr., Deaguise Hall, Raheem Houston, Devell Lewis and Michael Cross. Don White Jr., Devell Lewis and Michael Cross have been identified as being present at the shooting at 4007 East 53rd Street.
Seven firearms, plus ammunition and magazines were recovered from inside the vehicle.
Officers returned to the area of 1400 Myrtle Street to investigate the scene. In the 1400 block of Myrtle Street Officers located an individual lying next to a vehicle. He was deceased from a gunshot wound. Underneath his body was a semi-automatic handgun. In the area around him were multiple bullet casings. Identification of this individual is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
This individual has been identified as being present at the shooting at 4007 East 53rd Street, and as being in possession of a firearm at that location.
The many police agencies we had give a hand on Sunday night, as well as Davenport Police, did a fantastic job containing the riots and civil unrest.
The release also tells about other incidents during the last two evenings.