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Police: Suspect injured in shootout with Davenport officer

February 19, 2021 GMT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A suspect has been injured but is expected to recover following a shootout with a Davenport police officer, authorities said.

The incident began Thursday morning with a report of an armed robbery, the Quad-City Times reported. Police developed a suspect in that crime, and just before 6 p.m., a Davenport police officer reported that he had spotted a car being driven by the suspect in the earlier robbery.

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Several police cars then converged on the suspect’s car, and police said the suspect rammed one of the squad cars before becoming stuck in a snowbank. That’s when the suspect and an officer exchanged gunfire, police said, although police have not said who fired first in the shootout. There were 13 bullet holes counted in the suspect’s windshield, the newspaper reported.

Police identified the injured suspect as Clarence Washington, 30, of Davenport. He was taken to Genesis Medical Center with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The officer, whose name will be released later, was treated and released from the hospital for an unspecified injury.