Suspect Identified in Muscatine Officer-Involved Shooting

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MUSCATINE, Iowa — An officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Friday is under investigation and the suspect has been identified.

At approximately 10 p.m., a blue Hummer was reported stolen from the Guadalajara Restaurant parking lot in Muscatine. Around 30 minutes later, the stolen vehicle was located by authorities on Highway 61 from University Boulevard, according to the Muscatine Police Department.

A traffic stop was conducted by an officer from the Muscatine Police Department and a deputy from the Muscatine Sheriff’s Office in the Pearl City Inn/Best Western hotel parking lot at 305 Cleveland Avenue.

During this time, the Hummer driven by 41-year-old Timothy Seefeldt attempted to leave the scene and struck several other vehicles, including one law enforcement vehicle. Seefeldt was then shot once in the upper torso and was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital for treatment, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

His injury was non-life threatening, and preliminary reports indicate the deputy discharged his gun during the incident.

The investigation into this officer-involved shooting is ongoing.