Woman stabbed to death at motel; man who fled shot by police


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — One woman is dead and another is injured after being stabbed at an Iowa motel, and a man suspected in the altercation is hospitalized after being shot by a police officer.

Cedar Rapids officers were called at 1:46 a.m. to a disturbance at a Rodeway Inn. Police say an officer was met by two women with apparent knife wounds, who directed the officer to a man running from the motel.

The officer gave chance and shot the man. Police say the man is hospitalized but had no details about his injuries. The officer was not hurt.

Both injured women were taken to the hospital, where one of them died. Police did not disclose the extent of the other woman’s injuries.

Police say there is no known link between the man and the female victims.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Major Crime Unit is investigating the circumstances of the shooting by the police officer, who was placed on paid administrative leave.

Police did not disclose the names of those involved in the altercation, or the officer.


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