Attempted Murder Charge Filed In Waterloo Shooting
A Waterloo man is charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting outside a convenience store that left one person injured in the city Thursday morning (May 12, 2016).
Daytrell Pendleton, 26, is accused of firing shots at Andrew Spates in the parking of Kwik Star on Franklin St. shortly before 6:30 a.m. According to police, Pendleton was inside the business when Spates entered the parking lot in a vehicle. Pendleton allegedly removed a shotgun from his vehicle and fired multiple rounds at Spates' vehicle, striking Spates several times.
Police said Spates, 40, also of Waterloo, underwent surgery at a local hospital before being transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. His condition early Thursday evening was listed as critical, but stable condition.
Pendleton was arrested immediately after the shooting and later made his initial appearance in Black Hawk County District Court, where he was formally charged with attempted murder. Police said the shooting was witnessed by an off-duty Black Hawk County sheriff's deputy.
The shooting was one of two that occurred in the city Thursday morning and police said they are likely connected. No one was injured in the second shooting at 1210 Columbia St., but four suspects were taken into custody.
Both cases remains under investigation.