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CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Cedar Rapids police officers exchanged gunfire with a driver they pulled over early Saturday, injuring the driver, authorities said.
The officers, whose names were not released, were not injured.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release that it had been asked by the city to help investigate the officer-involved shooting.
The DCI said that shortly before 4 a.m., the officers pulled over a car for erratic driving in the 2200 block on Glass Road NE, just west of Interstate 380. “The driver of the vehicle brandished a firearm and gunfire was exchanged between the driver and two Cedar Rapids police officers,” the division said.
The driver, whose name also was not released, suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. A condition was not released.
The division did not say whether the officers remained on duty or had been placed on administrative leave while the investigation was underway. The Cedar Rapids Police Department did not issue its own news release Saturday on the incident.