On Monday, July 20th 2020 at about 2212 hours Officers with the Waterloo Police Department were dispatched to the 2800 block of E. 4th Street for shots fired in the area. Officers arrived in the area and learned a shooting had taken place in the alley to the east of the 2800 block of E. 4th Street. As Officers were arriving on E. 4th Street a 15 year old male identified as Cortez J Harrison arrived by private vehicle at Allen Memorial Hospital. Harrison had been shot multiple times and was unresponsive. Harrison was pronounced dead a short time later by hospital staff.
Waterloo Police confirmed that the shooting did occur in the alley to the east of the 2800 block of East 4th Street. The crime scene is currently being processed. An autopsy of Harrison will be completed in the near future at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.
The Waterloo Police are asking for the public’s help by calling the Investigation’s Division at 319-291-4340 or Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers with any information regarding this incident.
Lt. Robert Duncan
Waterloo Police Department