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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids man identified in officer-involved shooting

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A 27-year-old BMW salesman was identified as the man shot by police in Cedar Rapids over the weekend.

Kyle Russell Orth, 28, of Cedar Rapids was driving the 2015 BMW M4, according to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

The two officers involved were Officers Jeremy Depies and Brandon Tinta, according to a release from DCI Monday afternoon. Both have been with the Cedar Rapids Police Department for three-and-a-half years.

The officers will be interviewed by DCI later this week, according to the release. No criminal charges will be filed until the interviews are complete, according to DCI.

The shooting happened Sunday in the alleyway in the 800 block between Center Point Road and Daniels Street NE, according to DCI.

Orth is a sales consultant at Zimmerman Auto Center, according to a LinkedIn profile. His name and title were still on the Zimmerman website but his photo was removed as of Monday.

The LinkedIn profile says he graduated from Anamosa High School and attended Grinnell College. Grinnell College says Orth participated in an inmate teaching program at the Newton Correctional Facility that was facilitated by the school.

The BMW police say Orth was driving was observed by KWWL to have dealer plates attached.

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Iowa DCI Special Agent Rick Rahn says a person involved in an officer-involved shooting in Cedar Rapids has been released from the hospital but is not in custody.

The person's information has not been released at this time because they are not under arrest.

No charges have been filed until the investigation is complete, according to authorities.
 
Rahn would only say, "Every case is unique and different." He says the public is not in danger because of the person.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting the investigation, as is normal protocol in officer-involved shootings. 

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Two Cedar Rapids police officers are on administrative leave after they were involved in an early Sunday morning shooting.

The Cedar Rapids Police Department say it all started shortly after 2 a.m., when officers spotted an orange BMW driving recklessly in the area of A Avenue NE.

Officers followed the car, and the driver crashed into a telephone pole in an alleyway between Center Point Road and Daniels Street NE.

"It's just like we were at war in our backyard," said Tina Holtz, who lives nearby. "It just sounded like a loud explosion."

Holtz lives on Daniels Street NE, and woke up to a chaotic scene.

"Bang, bang, bang. It woke me up out of a dead sleep, and you just don't expect nothing like that," said Holtz.

Police then say officers got out of their car, the man driving the BMW started driving toward them in a "reckless manner," and officers started shooting, hitting the suspect.

"I woke up to my fiance yelling, 'Shots fired, stay down!'" said Sarah Perkins, who lives nearby. "All of a sudden 10 shots, 10 gunshots right in a row."

KWWL noticed evidence markers, a cracked telephone pole, and a bullet-riddled BMW still in the alleyway more than nine hours after the incident initially took place.

"I heard the cops yelling, I heard some girl screaming and crying," said Perkins.

Police say there was a woman inside the car, but she was treated and released for injuries related to the crash.

The suspect was also treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

"We were petrified. We were just like, 'Oh my gosh' -- it was so close to our home," said Holtz.

The two officers involved were not hurt, but are on administrative leave.

No charges have been filed until the investigation is complete, according to police.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting the investigation, which is normal protocol in officer-involved shootings.

Lauren Moss, Amie Steffeneicher and Eric Page contributed to this report.
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