Police Arrest Man in Connection with Fatal Shooting in Waterloo

KCRG/Gazette/Courier Staff Reports

WATERLOO, Iowa - Dan Trelka, director of Safety Services in Waterloo, confirmed to the Waterloo Courier that the man taken into custody after a standoff on West Fifth Street is the suspect in Wednesday night's shooting of two women.

He is identified as Kevin Deshay Ambrose, 33, who lived at 704 Newell St., the scene of the shooting in which one woman was killed and a second woman, identified as Ambrose's girlfriend, was injured.

On Thursday afternoon, the Waterloo Police Tactical Unit surrounded a property at 719 W. Fifth St., shutting off several blocks of traffic in a busy area.

Police entered the residence about an hour later and took Ambrose into custody without incident. No shots were fired and no tear gas was used. Trelka said police were able to coax Ambrose out of the building. Ambrose is being held at Black Hawk County Jail on charges of parole violation and possession of weapons by a felon. He is expected to be in court Friday morning for his initial appearance.

Trelka told The Courier that Ambrose is the suspected shooter in Wednesday night's shooting. He was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail Thursday on a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He said police were to forward their information on the Wednesday shooting to County Attorney Tom Ferguson who will decide on further charges.

The Waterloo Police Tactical Unit set up a command post near Sacred Heart Catholic School, which was placed on lockdown.

An apartment complex on Randolph Street also was evacuated by police during the incident.
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