WATERLOO – One person was shot and wounded during an early morning burglary in Waterloo.

According to police, two people broke into an apartment at 412 1/2 Thompson St. around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and shot 25-year-old Devontae Leque Sawyers.

Sawyers apparently fled to 205 Argyle St. where he was picked up by paramedics with Waterloo Fire Rescue and taken to a local hospital, police said. He has since been transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Police said Sawyers was shot once in the leg, and his injuries aren’t considered life threatening.


This is the fourth person to be injured by gunfire in the past three days.

On Sunday morning, Daeshon Wright, 18, and a 17-year-old male were shot in the 800 block of Beech Street. Their injuries weren’t life threatening. Then on Sunday night, Juanrez Jefferson, 21, was shot multiple times outside the 100 block of Western Avenue. He was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and was in critical condition as of Monday.

No arrest have been made in the shootings.