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Arrest made in December 17th officer involved shooting

Cedar Rapids Police arrested Eddie Ayers III in relation to the December 17th, 2021...
Cedar Rapids Police arrested Eddie Ayers III in relation to the December 17th, 2021 officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of Center Street NE.(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:54 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - On Friday, Cedar Rapids Police arrested Eddie Ayers III in relation to the December 17th, 2021 officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 1600 block of Center Street NE.

Investigators identified Ayers through the use of video and other physical evidence during the investigation and have now filed a plethora of charges against him:

  • Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations:  Use/Display Weapon
  • Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations:  Bodily Injury
  • Interference with Official Acts with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Eluding Resulting in Injury
  • Speeding
  • Disobedience to Traffic Control Device
  • Failure to Dim
  • No Iowa Driver’s License

Police say, Officer Scott Fruehling, who was involved in the December 17th shooting, will remain in a non-active duty status as is protocol until an administrative review of the events have been completed by Cedar Rapids Police

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