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

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For immediate release:
Media Contact:
  Special Agent Ryan Herman
(319) 217-1580
May 14, 2019


Names Released in Iowa City
Officer-Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has interviewed the two Iowa City Police Officers involved in the incident that resulted in shots being fired by both officers. Officer Travis Neeld, an Iowa City Officer for 10 years, and Officer Alex Stricker, an officer for 9 years, responded to two burglar alarms at the Pizza Hut and Second Act businesses on the south side of the city. While investigating, officers located Michael Arturo Cintron Caceres, 34, in the area of the businesses. A foot chase ensued and Caceres was located in a fenced area at Big Ten Rentals, 1820 Boyrum Street, where the shooting occurred.

The investigations into the alarms and the events surrounding the shooting are continuing and both officers remain on administrative leave in accordance to police department policy.

Mr. Caceres has been charged with two counts of Robbery 1st Degree for previous incidents unrelated to Thursday’s events.  He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Previous Press Release - May 10, 2019

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

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