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Man In Saturday Waterloo Shooting Dies

Investigation Continues

A man armed with what appeared to be a pistol has died after an officer-involved shooting in Waterloo this weekend. Waterloo Police were called to the Flavor Shop at 2301 Lafayette Street on Saturday for a report of a man waving a gun. Police identified the man as 32-year-old Michael Ahrens.  Police located Ahrens walking west on Dubuque Road and ordered him several times to drop his gun. Officers fired warning shots near Ahrens but he still refused. After he pointed the weapon at officers, he was shot twice by two officers. The weapon was later determined to be an airsoft gun. Ahrens was taken to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics where he later died. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office for a review. The officers have been put on paid administrative leave.

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Scott Fenzloff

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