DCI Releases Name of Suspect Allegedly Shot By Officer

Waterloo Police investigates the scene of a shooting where a Waterloo officer shot a man with a knife near 208 East Fourth street shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Waterloo, Iowa. (MATTHEW PUTNEY / Courier Photo Editor)

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By Ellen Kurt

WATERLOO, Iowa - The Department of Criminal Investigations said the suspect shot in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Waterloo Wednesday was a man that had just moved to the area from Minnesota.

Thomas J. Frein and three other officers were checking on a report of a man with a knife in the 200 block of East 4th Street just after 1 a.m. The officers said Richard Anderson, 39, was threatening them so Frein shot at him. He told officers that he wouldn’t be taken alive. No officers were injured in the incident.

The man was initially taken to Allen Hospital in Waterloo but was then transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. While there, he received surgery. As of Thursday morning, he was out of surgery but continues to receive treatment for injuries.

Capt. Tim Pillack of the Waterloo Police Department said Officer Frein has been taken off of patrol duties while the Department of Criminal Investigation looks into the shooting.
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