WATERLOO — Waterloo Police converged on a home on Elm Street late Monday into Tuesday morning.

Neighbors reported seeing a tactical team enter 520 Elm St. sometime after 10 p.m. Monday. Police were still on the scene Tuesday morning.

One witness reported hearing a flash bang before police entered.

Police officials declined to say if the search at the home, owned by Dorothy Spates, is related to a fatal shooting Sunday in the 800 block of Logan Avenue.

Otavious Brown, 21, died at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital Sunday after being shot while with a group of people in the 800 block of Logan Avenue. Dewon Campbell, 17, and Aundrey Roberts, 22, both of Waterloo, were injured.

Witnesses said shots came from a green Chevrolet Tahoe heading north on Logan Avenue.

The house at 520 Elm St. has been the scene of multiple police calls. The home was deemed a nuisance earlier this year under a city ordinance.

Police have responded to the address for multiple calls and reports of shots fired.

  • Most recently, the house was struck by gunfire July 12.
  • In April, a bystander was grazed by a bullet in a shooting nearby.
  • A resident of the home was riding in a van that was riddled with gunfire as it drove down the block in February.
  • Police found two handguns inside the home during an April search and a third handgun days later when it was discarded by a person who had been loitering in front of the house and ran from officers.
  • The home was hit by gunfire again in January, early December last year and people standing outside the house came under fire in late December.

General assignment reporter for the Courier

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