Police officer’s home, car peppered with gunfire in ‘targeted’ attack

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – An off-duty police officer in Iowa received a threatening message as the officer’s home and police car were peppered with gunfire, according to a report.

Officers of the Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to calls of gunfire in a Cherry Hill neighborhood just before midnight on Friday, Live 5 News reported.

According to law enforcement officials, several rounds struck the officer’s home, garage and take-home police car.

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(Piqsels)

Fortunately, there were no injuries in the shooting. Nevertheless, investigators are calling it a targeted attack that was specifically directed at the off-duty Cedar Rapids police officer, KCRG reported.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said he viewed the “intentional violent act as an extremely serious incident.”

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The personal residence and take-home cruiser of a Cedar Rapids police officer were peppered with gunfire late Friday night. (Screenshot KCRG)

Officials also said they were “actively working to find those responsible for this violent behavior and hold them accountable.”

“It was deliberate. It was an act of intimidation and we will not tolerate it,” Jerman said, in a statement.

Investigators are seeking tips in the case. Anyone with information should call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5491.


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