The Iowa DCI is investigating the fatal shooting of a man who Waterloo police say was pointing a gun at officers.
Police were called to an intersection on the east side of Waterloo around 4:30 Saturday afternoon where they say 32-year-old Michael Ahrens was walking along the street waving the gun and was ordered several times to drop it. Police say they fired non-lethal rounds at Ahrens — but he still refused to drop the gun — and they say he pointed it at officers twice.
Two officers fired at Ahrens — hitting him twice — and he died at the hospital. Police say the weapon he was holding was an airsoft pistol, which shoots rubber pellets, and resembles a real gun.
The two officers are on leave while the shooting is investigated.