Waterloo Police identify victim, suspect in Tuesday morning homicide

Waterloo, IA – One man is dead after he was shot at the four-unit apartment house where his uncle lived, according to Waterloo police.

Police officials said the fatal shooting occurred around 4:10 a.m. early Tuesday morning.

It happened on West 2nd Street.

Waterloo Police Department officers responded to a shooting call.

When the officers arrived on scene, they found one adult male victim.

Police said the 41-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he later died.

He was later identified as 41-year-old LaVance Cooper.

Police officials said the victim’s 58-year-old uncle was arrested Tuesday.

His name is Dorray Cooper and he is now charged with first-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. 

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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