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.
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General assignment reporter for the Courier

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