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Waterloo Mayor Calls Police Shooting A Tragedy

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) The Waterloo mayor says the shooting of a 22-year-old man by police is a tragedy for families of those involved.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Mayor Buck Clark on Monday described the shooting of Derrick Ambrose early Sunday as another example of a "culture of gun violence" that must end.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating Ambrose's shooting by officer Kyle Law.

Authorities say Law responded to a reported shooting at a bar, where he saw Ambrose pointing a gun. Police say Law ordered Ambrose to drop his gun, but Ambrose fled. During a pursuit, investigators say Ambrose stepped out from behind a tree and Law shot him.

Friends want to know why Ambrose was shot in the head.

Police are encouraging witnesses to cooperate with DCI.