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Waterloo police investigate report of shots fired


This news story was published on June 25, 2014.
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WATERLOO – On Monday, June 23, 2014 around 8:30 PM, Waterloo Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Cherry Street on multiple reports of shots fired. Several subjects were reported fleeing from the area on foot. Around 9:00 PM, officers were still in the area investigating the incident when they heard multiple shots being fired from a small caliber handgun or a CO2 powered firearm. Officers observed a black Ford Focus leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers also observed the driver shooting at a group of subjects walking in the area of Cherry Street and Independence Avenue.

Officers pursued after the vehicle and observed the suspect bail out of the vehicle a couple of blocks away. The suspect ran into 520 Elm Street where he was taken into custody a short time later. The suspect was identified as twenty-year-old Kristopher Darquel Spates Jr. of Waterloo.

During the investigation, officers located a pellet gun a short distance from Spates’ vehicle and executed a search warrant at 520 Elm Street. Spates was booked into the Black Hawk County Jail where he was charged with interference with official acts, driving while license barred and two counts of driving while license suspended. The incident remains under investigation.

Kristopher Darquel Spates SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Kristopher Darquel Spates
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

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