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Man tried to shoot patron at Waterloo bar during altercation – gun misfires

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WATERLOO – A man produced a gun during an altercation in a Waterloo bar this weekend and attempted to shoot his nemesis – but the gun misfired, police say.

On October 21, 2017 at 8:56 PM, multiple 911 calls were received reporting shots fired inside and outside of Fusion Bar, located at 1915 Borland Avenue in Waterloo. Officers determined that 39-year-old Rasim Hasidic of Waterloo entered the bar, got into a verbal altercation with his estranged girlfriend, produced a handgun and pointed it at her and the bartender. A patron stepped in and was pistol whipped by Hasidic; the victim sustained lacerations to the head. Hasidic then allegedly attempted to shoot the patron but the pistol malfunctioned twice.

Husidic then fled the bar but was soon located at 1151 Grant Ave. The Waterloo Police Tactical Unit was deployed and Husidic eventually surrendered without incident through communication with the negotiators.

Husidic was charged in Black Hawk County District Court with Going Armed with Intent, Willful Injury Class D, Assault with Intent While Displaying Dangerous Weapon and Possession of Firearm as Felon.

A Search warrant was executed at 1151 Grant Avenue but the pistol was not located. The Waterloo Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the handgun. It was determined that when Husidic fled on foot he had discarded the handgun between the Fusion Bar, 1915 Bourland Ave and his final location, 1151 Grant Ave. Police are asking residents in that area to check their property and if the handgun is discovered please do not handle the weapon, immediately call the Waterloo Police Department.


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