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Deputies arrest two people after shots fired on U.S. 69

Updated: Nov 9

PLEASANTON – Two people were taken into custody early Wednesday, Nov. 2, following an incident on southbound U.S. Highway 69 near Pleasanton.


According to Linn County Sheriff Kevin Friend, the county’s 911 center received a call shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from someone in a vehicle southbound on the four-lane road saying that a person in another vehicle was shooting at theirs.


The shots struck the vehicle, which was occupied by several people, disabling it.


The suspected shooter, a male who was in another vehicle with a second person, left the vehicle and ran on foot into Pleasanton.

Several Linn County deputies and officers from the Pleasanton Police Department were dispatched to the scene and began a search for the suspect while people in both vehicles were being interviewed by deputies.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the suspected shooter was located near Dollar General in

Pleasanton and taken into custody without incident. The suspected shooter’s gun was also recovered, according to Friend.

The suspect was taken to the Linn County Jail where he was awaiting formal charges on Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle that the suspected shooter was in was arrested as well and is awaiting formal charges.

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