Charges filed against man who was shot by Waterloo officer

Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 7:30 PM CDT
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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A 44-year-old man who was shot by a Waterloo police officer has been charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer.

Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano was shot Wednesday after he allegedly aimed what looked like a long gun at two Black Hawk County sheriff’s deputies. The deputies were responding to reports that a man with a gun was seen walking toward downtown Waterloo.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Thursday that Alvarez-Victoriano chased one deputy around a vehicle and aimed at another deputy. A Waterloo officer responding to the scene shot Alvarez-Victoriano.

The weapon was an air gun. Alvarez-Victoriano remains hospitalized.

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