WATERLOO — One man is dead because of a shooting that an officer was involved with.
Police said that the 42-year-old man was shot when he rammed an occupied squad car following a vehicle chase. Police were chasing him around 3:30 this morning. A police officer was driving when he saw someone driving in an unsafe way. The person almost hit the police car.
The pursuit lasted for several minutes. Other Waterloo officers joined and stopped the car. The driver did not want to get out, but then he hit a squad car head-on. One officer fired their gun at the driver, who is now dead. He was taken to UnityPoint-Allen Hospital.
The officer has been put on leave until the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation finishes its review.
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