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Officer and suspect who exchanged shots leave hospital

July 31, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City police officer and a woman accused of shooting him with a BB gun have been released from a hospital.

A city news release sent Tuesday night says 25-year-old Cierra Lewis was taken to Johnson County Jail after her release and has been charged with two felonies: assault with a weapon on a police officer and willful injury-serious injury. Court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the exchange of shots occurred Monday afternoon, after police were called to check a shoplifting report. The officers found a suspect who was later identified as Lewis, and police say she shot one of the officers several times, including in the face. He then shot her.

The officer’s name hasn’t been released.

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