WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A teenager in Waterloo has died after showing up at a hospital with a gunshot wound, police said Tuesday.
Waterloo teen dies after apparent shooting in alley
Police were called to a neighborhood Monday night where residents reported hearing gunshots and seeing someone on the ground in an alley, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.
Officers didn’t find anyone but a short time later a 15-year-old showed up at a Waterloo hospital. The teen later died.
He was identified Tuesday as Cortez J. Harrison.
Police found numerous spent shell casings in the alley and said at least one home was hit by a bullet.
Police detain man in connection with Waterloo teen homicide
- Jeff Reinitz
WATERLOO — One person has been detained in the shooting that claimed the life of a Waterloo teen last week.
Andre L. Collier, 33, was located in Texas where he was taken into custody for flight to avoid prosecution and is awaiting extradition to Black Hawk County, according to Waterloo police.
Officers were called to gunfire in the 2800 block of East Fourth Street around 10:12 p.m. on July 20, and 15-year-old Cortez Harrison arrived at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital by private vehicle a short time later and was pronounced dead.
Through the investigation it was determined that Collier was involved and had traveled to Texas, police said.
A warrant was obtained for Collier and he was taken into custody in Haltom, Texas. Waterloo investigators traveled to Texas and worked with local authorities to further the investigation.
The case remains an active investigation and police are asking anyone with information regarding to contact the Waterloo Police Department.