Officer Involved Shooting in Bettendorf

Dec 20, 2016

A Bettendorf man is hospitalized after being shot by police Monday night. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation identifies him as 19 year old Joshua Price, and Tuesday afternoon reported he's being treated at University Hospitals in Iowa City for what's considered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the DCI, Bettendorf officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 11:30 Monday night at the Home Depot store on Middle Road, and shot a man.

At first, it was reported the suspect was carrying a handgun but it turns out he had a soft-air gun that looks very similar to a handgun. And the DCI says the man was presenting what it calls "suicidal tendencies" when confronted by police. 

No one else was injured, and the Bettendorf officer is now on administrative leave.