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Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

This news story was published on April 11, 2021.
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WATERLOO – A Waterloo man is suffering from gunshot wounds in a hospital as he is charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun this week.

On Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at approximately 12:45 AM, Blackhawk County dispatch received a report of a male with a long gun on or near the 6th Street Bridge in Waterloo. Two deputies with the Blackhawk County Sheriff’s Office arrived in the area. As they made contact with the male, he pointed the weapon at the initial deputy at hip level and chased after the deputy. A responding Waterloo Police Officer observed what was occurring and fired at the male, striking him twice. The male was taken to Allen Memorial Hospital for treatment for his injuries and later transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). The officer and deputies were uninjured.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was requested to investigate the circumstances surrounding the use of lethal force during this incident, as is standard procedure for officer involved shootings.

On Thursday, April 8th, 2021, DCI Agents charged 44-year-old Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano, of Waterloo, Iowa, with two counts of Assault on a Peace Officer for his actions which led to him being shot during this incident. Warrants were issued for Alvarez-Victorano’s arrest. Alvarez-Victoriano remains hospitalized at UIHC. Upon his release, he will be transported to the Black Hawk County Jail on the aforementioned warrants.

The DCI investigation into this incident is still ongoing and as a result, the names of the deputies and officers involved will not be released at this time. The results of this investigation will be forwarded to the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office for their review.

The DCI was assisted by the Waterloo Police Department, the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office.

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3 Responses to Waterloo man charged with assault after chasing cops with a gun

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 12, 2021 at 1:57 am

    What, no defenders? “If he was white,(then your lie)”. He got what he deserved.

    I thought the headline would be something like, “Waterloo police, out hunting non whites”, just so the trash rags owned by Lee Enterprises could be like the big papers.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 14, 2021 at 11:46 am

      What the hell are you trying to say? Cuz you make zero sense at all. You realize over 500 white ppl where killed by police in 2020? Do you see us rambling on and destroying cities over it? You can just sit down and shut up with the solidarity brotherly love bullshit. Stats show that a black male is the leading cause of death for black males. Black folks need to get their shit together before they blame everyone else and spew ignorant, diseducated and pointless bs. You should watch some hodge twins videos.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 14, 2021 at 5:48 pm

        You didn’t do well in school, did you? Probably Ds and Fs in English? Figures.