Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
February 14, 2017
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigates Shooting in Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa -- On Sunday, February 12, 2017, at approximately 2:48pm, Waterloo Police Officers were dispatched to a Kwik Star convenience store located at 707 Broadway Street in Waterloo, Iowa, on a report of a male with a gun. 

Joseph Alexander Manuele, 48, entered Kwik Star displaying a handgun.  All employees and other people in the store were able to safely exit.  Responding officers set up a perimeter around the store and made contact with Manuele.  After a several of minutes, Manuele exited the store with the handgun in his hand.  Manuele discharged his firearm as he walked towards the officers.  Waterloo Police Officers returned fire.  Manuele was struck and was admitted to Allen Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

On Monday, February 13, 2017, MANUELE was charged with Going Armed with Intent (D Felony) and Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor) with a cash bond of $100,000. 

This is an on-going investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming upon completion of the investigation.

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

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