WPD investigating shooting on Western Avenue; 38-year-old suspect in custody

Waterloo, IA – According to the Waterloo Police Department, the shooting occurred on Monday.

It happened at 263 Western Avenue.

Waterloo Police Department officers responded to a report of shooting.

The responding officers found one victim suffering from a non-life threating gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim was later identified as Ashley Cronan.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The responding officers also found 38-year-old Roy Stewart near the scene.

The 38-year-old man was found to be also suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand and was transported to the hospital.

The Waterloo Police Chief, Dr. Joel Fitzgerald, released the following statement:

“Detectives investigating the shooting interviewed several witnesses confirming that Stewart sustained the gunshot wound pursuant to a struggle he had with bystanders. After receiving medical treatment at the hospital, WPD officers took him into custody for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and related charges. This is yet another example of an arrest of a felon who should have never had a firearm in their possession causing reckless injuries.”

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