Officer-involved shooting at Manawa Center Walmart parking lot

A shots-fired call happened in the parking lot of the Manawa Center Walmart on Friday evening after the suspect was caught shoplifting by authorities.
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 7:56 PM CDT
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (WOWT) - A shots-fired call happened in the parking lot of the Manawa Center Walmart on Friday evening after the suspect was caught shoplifting by authorities.

The Council Bluffs Police Department reported the incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. An officer was attempting to apprehend the suspect who had gotten into a stolen car.

At some point, the officer fired shots at the suspect. Council Bluffs Police Capt. Todd Weddum said it was early into the investigation and the reason why shots were fired was not known yet.

Police said the suspect sped away before ditching the car on I-680 southbound not far from the scene of the shooting.

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