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Iowa City officer shot; suspect also injured

Iowa City officer shot; suspect also injured

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IOWA CITY -- Officers with the Iowa City Police Department responded to a shoplifting complaint at a business located at 11 Highway 1 W Monday afternoon.

A suspect was located in a nearby area, away from the business. As the investigation was unfolding, an Iowa City police officer was shot multiple times with a weapon, receiving facial injuries.

The weapon was later identified as a BB gun. The officer also fired his weapon, striking the suspect, who was not immediately identified.

The suspect and officer were each transported to a local hospital for treatment, and both were listed in stable condition.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is handling the investigating into the incident.

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