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Drive-by shooter targets Iowa police officer’s house; cops on high alert

Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A drive-by shooter targeted an Iowa police officer’s house late Friday night, sending cops on high alert in a search for the perpetrator.

On Friday, April 8, 2022, at 11:27 PM, the Joint Communications Agency in Cedar Rapids received multiple calls for shots-fired in the Cherry Hill neighborhood. Investigating officers found evidence of a targeted shooting toward an off-duty Cedar Rapids Police Officer. Multiple shots were fired and bullets struck the officer’s home, garage and authorized take-home squad car. No injuries were reported.

Chief of Police Wayne Jerman views this intentional violent act as an extremely serious incident. The Department is actively working to find those responsible for this violent behavior and hold them accountable. “Evidence points to this being a targeted shooting toward a sworn peace officer. It was deliberate. It was an act of intimidation and violence and we will not tolerate it. We pursue all shots-fired incidents as serious, senseless actions and as such, receive our complete attention through the full legal process.” He added, “This is the time for anyone with knowledge of this incident to come forward and help ensure this violence stops now.”

When the investigation allows, more details will be made available.

Anyone with tips or leads is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491. Anonymous tips may also be sent to Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463.

This is an active, ongoing investigation.

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Cedar Rapids has been bad for quite some time now. Always gunfire going off at nights. Not safe going out in unsafe areas. They are coming from the east beyond the river. It use to be Waterloo was the bad city. Now CR is the one. At least in MC you can start to crack down on this early. Get a head start before it goes full on ghetto wars like CR. The question is what do you do when people are dumb and act out in a violent ways? Not only are they dumb they’re consumed with seething bitterness. Like a dolt. Which is another word for dumb. Nobody wants stupid people with guns running around. Clearly they must be crushed.

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