1 dead after police-involved shooting in Bettendorf

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UPDATE A man is dead after a police-involved shooting early Sunday in Bettendorf near the 1300 block of Kimberly Road

Shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday, the Scott Emergency Communication Center (SECC) dispatched Bettendorf police to the 2100 block of Central Avenue for a domestic disturbance, a news release says. Officers found the people involved had left before officers got there.

Shortly before 2 a.m., the SECC received a call about a suspicious vehicle, with people in it, on the 1300 block of Kimberly Ridge Road. Officers found the vehicle and those involved in the domestic disturbance from earlier in the morning.

The woman voluntarily got out of the car and, while talking with police, said the driver threatened to kill her with a handgun.

Officers ordered a man to get out of the vehicle, but he refused and “produced a handgun,” the release says.

During the altercation, a Bettendorf policer officer fired a gun.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. One officer suffered minor injuries to one hand and was treated and released from Unity Point Health – Trinity Bettendorf.

No one else was hurt. “There is no threat to the public,” the news release says.

Police had not released the man’s name Sunday pending notification of family members.

The investigation has been turned over to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), who will interview witnesses, collect video and audio recordings and process the scene.

In accordance with departmental policy, the Bettendorf officer has been placed on administrative leave and his name will not be released until a formal interview is conducted by the Iowa DCI.

EARLIER: Local 4 News is the only news station on the scene of an incident involving a heavy police presence at a building complex in Bettendorf early Sunday.

Police and Scott County deputies first responded to Georgian Square, located at the 900 and 1000 blocks of Lincoln Road, just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, Local 4 News was asked to move from a parking spot so officers could block the area off. A deputy parked in a driveway let only other law enforcement in to the parking lot.

Scott County dispatched its Emergency Command RV to the scene.

There is no word yet on the cause of the incident, or if any injuries were involved.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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