OFFICERS SHOT: North Liberty Incident
Two police officers were shot in a standoff in North Liberty at around 6.00 p.m. Sunday.
Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek confirmed authorities responded to a domestic call to a mobile home in the Holiday Lodge Mobile Home Court Sunday evening.
“When the officers arrived, immediately upon entering the situation there were gun shots exchanged,” Pulkrabek added.
According to KWWL, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation say two officers were hurt in the shooting. The injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
Some residents say they were evacuated from their homes and others say they were told to stay inside.
However authorities did not term the situation a standoff.
“I don’t know that it was long enough to become a standoff,” said Pulkrabek. ”I think it was a very instantaneous type situation that escalated extremely quickly.”
Pulkrabek would not say if there was a suspect in custody. He did say the public is not in any danger.
Police will continue to investigate in a joint operation between Iowa City police and the Johnson County Sheriff’s office. More details are expected Monday.