Get our free mobile app

A suspect has been arrested in a Waterloo shooting that left two people injured.

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Dai’Sean Battles of Waterloo. He's is in the Black Hawk County Jail on three charges connected to the shooting: felon in possession of a firearm, willful injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

According to Waterloo police, officers were dispatched to a local hospital Tuesday just before 9:30 PM after a man and woman arrived there seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. Authorities said 19-year-old Quinton Davis and 27-year-old Alexis Whitaker both suffered back injuries.

The victims told investigators that Battles shot them from his vehicle after an altercation at 1240 Ackermant Street. Battles allegedly admitted to firing the weapon on U.S. Highway 63, according to police.

The Tuesday night shooting was one of four reported in Waterloo in a span of 14 hours, but it's the only incident that resulted in injuries and an arrest. According to police reports, there were two other shootings in Waterloo Tuesday afternoon and another early Wednesday.

The first incident occurred just before noon Tuesday during a residential burglary at Cedar Knoll, a mobile home park. According to police, a neighbor exchanged gunfire with a suspect who reportedly broke into a residence in the 3300 block of Ryan Street.

In Tuesday's second incident, which occurred just after 3 PM, police found a shell casing near the intersection of Edwards and Utica Streets after a resident reported hearing gunshots in the area.

Then Wednesday, just before 3 AM, officers found shell casings in the 800 block of Randolph Street. According to police, officers patrolling the area heard gunshots in the neighborhood.

Ten Iowa Trivia Questions

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.