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UPDATE: CF shooting victim identified; Jingle and Mingle to go on as planned

UPDATE: CF shooting victim identified; Jingle and Mingle to go on as planned


CEDAR FALLS — Cedar Falls police Thursday released the name of the man killed in a shooting in downtown Cedar Falls late Wednesday.

He was identified as Grant Thomas Saul, 24.

Police said an autopsy has been ordered, and the investigation into the matter continues. No arrests were announced.

Police were called to a report of gunfire in the 100 block of Main Street about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Saul was found deceased in an upstairs apartment above Los Cabos restaurant.

The assailant or assailants fled before police arrived.

Police Chief Jeff Olson said he couldn’t comment on any suspect or suspects developed during the investigation.

Saul is a native of Waterloo and played on the Waterloo Warriors high school hockey team, according to Courier files.

Less than 24 hours removed from Saul’s killing, the downtown holiday shopping event Jingle and Mingle went as planned Thursday night, said Cedar Falls Community Main Street executive director Carol Lilly.

“We have been, of course, in contact with the police department, and they recommend that we go on as planned,” Lilly said.

The event, “one of our bigger events for the holiday season,” is expected to draw a few thousand people to downtown Cedar Falls.

“This is really a night we want people to get in the stores and see what’s new,” she said.


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Courier staff writer (currently politics) from 2007-2012 and from 2015-present. Graduate of UNI 2006. Three-time Iowa Associated Press Media Editors award winner (investigative reporting 2008, lifestyle feature 2016, business feature 2018).

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