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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 5, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Waterloo Officer Involved Shooting

Please note: This press release is a joint release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The DCI is conducting this investigation.

WATERLOO, Iowa -- On Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 1:27 A.M., officers of the Waterloo Police Department responded to a report of a fight involving approximately forty people in the parking lot of the New World Lounge 2, 504 Riehl Street, in Waterloo.

While attempting to break up the disturbance, Waterloo officers attempted to stop a suspect, later identified as Javon Darnell Webb, 27, of Waterloo. Webb got into a vehicle and attempted to leave the parking lot.  As he was fleeing the lot, he drove towards an officer, striking the officer with the vehicle, this action resulted in shots being fired at the vehicle.

A short time later, Webb arrived at Allen Hospital Emergency Department with gunshot wounds.  He is curretnly listed in critical, but stable condition. The officer that was struck by the vehicle was treated at Allen Hospital Emergency Department and released.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting. Both officers involved were placed on administrative leave per department policy. The names of the officers involved are not being released at this time.

Media contact, Iowa DCI Special Agent Ray Fiedler at (515) 571-9447 for any information about this investigation.

Captain Dave Mohlis
Investigations Division
mohlisd@waterloopolice.com

 

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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