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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, February 13, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Incident at Catfish Bend Casino
Under Investigation

Burlington, IOWA -- On February 12, 2014, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Division of Criminal Investigation’s Special Enforcement Operations Bureau at the Catfish Bend Casino received a report of a subject breaking into vehicles in the casino’s parking garage. The subject, described as a black male, wearing a heavy overcoat and stocking hat had stolen a casino employee’s vehicle. 

A DCI Agent responded to the location and attempted to stop the subject in the stolen vehicle, but the subject sped toward the agent’s location.  The agent moved out of harm’s way and fired 3 shots with his service weapon at the subject.  The subject struck the agent’s patrol car with the stolen vehicle and sped away. The stolen vehicle was found a short time later, but the subject has not been located. No injuries have been reported.

The incident is under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Burlington Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Burlington Police Department at (319) 753-8371.               
 
For questions, please contact: Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer at ( 319) 759-2541      
         

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