SWAT Team Looking for Suspects after Multiple Shots Fired in Davenport

A SWAT team entered a residential building in Davenport, Iowa, after authorities received a “shots fired” call on May 10, 2018. SWAT coached three people who left the building, and they are now in custody. 

Reports of the incident are being released as they happen. The latest revealed that three people were taken into custody after officials confirmed that shots were fired.

The caller claimed to hear an argument, and suspected that there was an altercation ensuing outside. When police arrived, they met a man who was possibly connected to the altercation. While an officer conducted an interview, another man reportedly left the building, fired a shot, and went back inside.

At about 6:40 a.m., the SWAT team responded to a distress call outside the housing complex on the 1400 block of Washington St. in Davenport, Iowa. The call was about shots being fired, Assistant Chief of Police Major Bladel confirmed. The Davenport Police Department’s Emergency Services Team with tactical support from Bettendorf Police Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the home, however, no suspects have been identified.

While residents in the area were asked to avoid the areas of Washington St., and south of West Locust St., SWAT surrounded the building. After closing the area for two hours, Washington St. was reopened to traffic.

Details about why the shots were fired, or who fired them are still unknown at this time. Information about possible suspects is also currently unknown. But according to live media reports, three people emerged from the building, and were all taken into custody.

The shooting began at approximately 5:40 a.m. Within 45 minutes, authorities surrounded the building.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Davenport Police Department at 563 326-6125, or submit an anonymous tip via the CityConnect Davenport, IA or CrimeReports by Motorola smartphone apps.


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