On 07-11-09 at approx. 23:30 hours Waterloo Police were sent to the Crossroads area on report of a hit and run accident. Officers located the run vehicle in the parking lot of the Olive Garden.
While officers were talking with the driver, he took off running. An officer pursued the driver and during the pursuit, the driver fired a weapon at the officer. The officer returned fire and the driver fled into a wooded area.
The area was searched, but the driver was not found. The officer was not injured.
Following Waterloo Police Department policy, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to assist with the investigation.
Captain Tim Pillack
319-291-4333, ex. 3208.