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Suspect identified and charged in Waterloo officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning


WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- A Waterloo man has been identified and charged for chasing a deputy while armed with an air gun on Wednesday morning. He was then shot twice by an officer and remains hospitalized.

Investigators say 44-year-old Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano pointed a BB gun at a deputy with the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office after authorities responded to a report of a man with a long gun on Commercial Street. He then began chasing after the deputy. A responding Waterloo police officer saw what was going on and fired at Alvarez-Victoriano, striking him twice, officers said.

Alvarez-Victoriano was taken to Allen Hospital for treatment. He was later taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he remains hospitalized. When he is released, he will be transported to the Black Hawk County Jail.

The officer and deputies were uninjured.

Alvarez-Victoriano is charged with two counts of Assault on a Peace officer.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The deputies and officers involved have not yet been identified.

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