Muscatine search warrant leads to high-speed pursuit, gunfire – Voice Of Muscatine

(Courtesy City of Muscatine)

On Wednesday May 29th 2024 at around 3:30 PM, officers with the Muscatine County Drug Task Force began the process of serving a search warrant on a residence located in the City of Muscatine. The subjects of the investigation fled the scene in a vehicle when approached by law enforcement, and led police on a high speed pursuit on Highway 61 around Muscatine. The fleeing vehicle was involved in a traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 61 and Cedar Street at around 3:40 PM. The suspects fled on foot from the traffic collision, and shortly after, several gunshots were fired at the scene.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is responding to conduct an investigation into the incident. In addition to the Muscatine County Drug Task Force, the agencies involved or lending support include the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Muscatine Police Department, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Muscatine Fire Department, and University of Iowa AirCare.

The situation was quickly contained and there is no active threat to the community. The incident remains under investigation.