Officer-involved shooting and accident in Cedar Rapids

An officer-involved shooting stemming from a traffic stop in Cedar Rapids this morning is now under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The shooting occurred shortly after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday near St. Luke’s Hospital, according to a press release. A police officer had stopped a 37-year-old man when an altercation began, during which the officer discharged his service weapon at the man.

The man then fled the scene in his vehicle, traveling southbound along Coe Road NE towards First Avenue. His vehicle struck an unmarked Cedar Rapids Police Department SUV that was responding to the incident as well as an unoccupied vehicle in a Coe College parking lot off of Coe Road and First Avenue.

The man was taken into custody by other responding officers and transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries as the result of the shooting and collisions. The name of the individual is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The police officer involved in the shooting was not seriously injured. The officer in the SUV that was struck had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The names of the officers involved will not be released until after they have been interviewed by the Division of Criminal Investigation.

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