Suspect in Shooting Makes Initial Court Appearance

By Addison Speck, Reporter

WATERLOO, Iowa - A Waterloo man considered a suspect in a double shooting appeared in court Friday morning.Kevin Ambrose, 33, was arrested Thursday by police at a house on West 5th Street. Police believe Ambrose is in connection with the shootings that happened at 704 Newell Street on Wednesday night. The shots left, 59-year-old Kay Straw dead and her daughter, 33-year-old Marlene Buss wounded.

In court on Friday, Ambrose listed 704 Newell Street as his address. Police told KCRG on Thursday he and wounded victim, Marlene Buss, lived together. Adding, that on the day of the shooting Buss placed a no-contact order on Ambrose.

The judge set a a $250,000 bond for Ambrose's chard of possession of a firearm as a felon. That charge could result in up to five years in prison. The judge kept the no-bond order for Ambrose's charge of parole violation. Ambrose was on parole for several previous charges of forgery.

The criminal complaint says that officers talked with several witnesses at the scene of the shooting who saw Ambrose with a firearm. Ambrose is expected in district court on May 14th.
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