A witness says three men tried to break into a Waterloo home Wednesday morning and police have one suspect under arrest, while another is in a Waterloo hospital after being shot by police. Someone flagged down a patrol car in the neighborhood and, with police in pursuit, the suspects fled.
One suspect was shot as he tried to ram an escape vehicle into police squad cars. Police caught the second suspect and they’re still looking for the third. Wesley Becker lives in the neighborhood and he wants police to patrol the area more frequently. “We’ve got drive-bys going on here,” he says. “…(The) people next door have had family members murdered nearby.” Heidi Miller says she’s afraid to let her children play in the yard, fearing they might get shot.
“It’s crazy out here,” Miller says. “…You don’t feel safe in your own home.” Waterloo police have released the name of the suspect who is in jail. It’s 20-year-old Rashaad Cortez Wright. He’s been charged with first-degree robbery. Police have not released the name of the suspect who is in the hospital.
Contributed by Mark Geary, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids