UPDATED: Cedar Rapids Police shooting leaves man dead

Photo by Huw Loaring
Photo by Huw Loaring

Names of the officers involved in the shooting, Jeremiah White and Ashleigh Steil, were released Thursday following interviews with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Both officers were hired in 2008 and were placed on administrative leave following the shooting under Cedar Rapids Police Department policy.

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One man died after an officer-involved shooting around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Valley High Apartments on 1735 Edgewood Road NW, involving Raelynn Finn, 25, and Markell Bivins, 25, according to a press release.

Finn was transported to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds, believed to be from Bivins. She has undergone surgery and is expected to live, police reported.

Bivins was shot during the incident and was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Both police officers are believed to have discharged their service weapons.

Names of the officers involved are currently being withheld until they can be interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, which is investigating the shooting.

The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner is scheduled to conduct an autopsy on Bivins.

Editor’s Note:

This article was updated Tuesday, Sept. 13 to reflect new information available about the identities of the two people involved in the domestic disturbance as well as further information about the incident. The article was updated again Friday, Sept. 16 when information was released about the identity of the police officers involved.

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