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Officer Shoots Fleeing Man

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - A Waterloo police officer's decision to shoot and kill a fleeing 22-year-old man is being investigated.

The Iowa Criminal Division of Investigation says the incident happened near a Waterloo bar around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officials say that Officer Kyle Law responded to a report of a shooting at the New World Lounge II, and he say Derrick Ambrose pointing a gun at a crowd.

Law ordered Ambrose to drop his gun, but Ambrose fled and Law chased after him.

During the foot pursuit, Law says that Ambrose stepped out from behind a tree, and Law shot him.

Ambrose was struck in the head and died. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Law has been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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