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Waterloo, Iowa 50703
|Iowa DCI Investigates Shooting|
|Sunday, 18 November 2012 10:41|
Waterloo, IOWA --- After an early morning shooting, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continues to collect information related to an incident in which Waterloo Police Officer Kyle Law discharged his weapon, hitting and killing 22 year old Derrick Ambrose Jr. of Waterloo, Iowa.
At approximately 01:42 this morning, Sunday, November 18, 2012, the
Officer Law observed Derrick Ambrose pointing a gun at a crowd of people. Officer Law ordered Ambrose to drop the gun. Ambrose ran from the area and a
Preliminary investigative findings indicate that during the foot pursuit, at the 500 Block of Riehl Street in Waterloo, Ambrose stepped out from behind a tree. Officer Law shot Ambrose, striking him in the head. Ambrose died on scene.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Continues to investigate this incident, collecting witness statements and physical evidence. The State Medical Examiner will conduct on autopsy on Ambrose to confirm cause and manner of death on Monday, November 19, 2012.
Officer Kyle Law is 3-year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department. Per
Further details will be released by the Iowa DCI as they become available.