Man identified in fatal officer-involved shooting in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Police in Cedar Rapids shot a man they say was brandishing a weapon outside HACAP’s Inn Circle Housing, early Tuesday morning. The man died as a result of the shooting.
In a press release, police said they responded to a domestic disturbance at 5560 6th Street SW.
The officers said they tried to detain the man as he brandished a weapon.
Officers reportedly fired their weapons, killing the man.
He has now been identified as 22-year-old William Isaac Rich. An autopsy has been scheduled with the Iowa State Medical Examiner.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.
The Cedar Rapids police officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with standard protocol. Their names are being withheld, pending the DCI’s investigation.
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