On Monday, July 29, 2019, at approximately 3:29 p.m., officers with the Iowa City Police Department responded to a shoplifting complaint at a business located at 11 Highway 1 West. 

A suspect was located in a nearby area, away from the business.  As the investigation was unfolding, an Iowa City Police Officer was shot multiple times with a weapon and received injuries to his face. The weapon was later identified as a BB gun. The officer also fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The officer and suspect were each transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating the incident. No further information will be released until the involved officer has been interviewed. For more information, contact Rick Rahn, DCI Special Agent in charge of the investigation, at 563-370-5109.

Date of publication

Monday, July 29, 2019