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BETTENDORF, Iowa  —  An officer’s shooting of a 19-year-old holding a toy gun is under investigation.

The shooting took place at a Home Depot store in Bettendorf on Monday night.

Police say the victim, Joshua Price, was holding an airsoft gun and showing suicidal tendencies in front of officers. He was then shot by Lieutenant Kent Keeshan, a 22-year veteran of the police force.

Price remains hospitalized, but is expected to recover.

Lieutenant Keeshan has been placed on administrative leave.