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Waterloo woman arrested following shooting and standoff


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Police believe Anna Marie Bunch shot Warren Jefferson-Bey in an apartment on West Second Street in Waterloo. They took her into custody earlier this evening following an hour long standoff several blocks away at a nearby house. Police said the Waterloo man is going to survive his injuries. But it shook up families who live in the area.

"Kind of scared, you know? You come home, you see police all over the place, it shakes you up a little bit that it's happening right here in your neighborhood," said Ron Hummel.

The trouble started about a mile away from the standoff, inside an apartment complex.

"An officer was flagged down by a person that had indicated they had been shot," said Waterloo Police Capt. John Beckman.

The officer said he simply pulled around the corner, and Jefferson-Bey came running out, bleeding. His path was marked by yellow evidence cards, including blood splattered on the officer's car. He was apparently shot in the mouth -- the bullet went through his upper jaw and lip.

Investigators said they watched Jefferson-Bey's sister, Anna Marie Bunch, run out of the apartment and down the street. Police tracked her to this home, several blocks away. But they were unable to convince her to come out on her own.

"We were prepared to activate the tactical unit, simply because she wouldn't respond to the patrol officers on the scene," Beckman said.

After several minutes, they spotted Bunch in the home and were able to break in and eventually arrest the woman.

Police said doctors transferred Jefferson-Bey from Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Charges are still pending against Bunch, and police are continuing to investigate the shooting. By the way - this isn't the first run in with the law for Anna Bunch. She's been accused of assault with a weapon and driving with an open container.

Online Reporter Colleen O'Shaughnessy

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