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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The man shot by police three times over the weekend is a car salesman at Zimmerman Automotive in Cedar Rapids.

Zimmerman's General Manager Paul Trovas says the orange 2015 BMW M4, driven by 27-year old Kyle Orth was owned by Zimmerman, but wasn't stolen.

Orth is the man police say drove recklessly toward them in the alleyway between Center Point Road and Daniels Street NE, forcing two officers to fire multiple shots at Orth after they say Orth threatened them.

The two officers, Jeremy Depies and Brandon Tinta have been with the department for three-and-a-half years and are on paid administrative leave.

DCI special agent Richard Rahn says Depies and Tinta will be interviewed by investigators later this week.

Still, more than 60 hours after the incident, Orth has not been charged.

Police are doing a careful job withholding information that they say might jeopardize this investigation, however KWWL has been taking a closer look at Orth's background.

Monday night on his Facebook page, Orth let people know he's OK after he says police shot him three times.

"I appreciate all the support I have received from my friends and loved ones. Thanks to all of you who have sent me encouraging messages and for all the prayers," the post read.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman says his officer fired "multiple shots" at Orth, but he wouldn't give the exact number stating it's part of the investigation.

Trovas would not say how long Orth has been employed at Zimmerman Automotive.

So we sifted through Orth's LinkedIn account, and it says he's been an employee since April 2014.

While inside the dealership Orth's picture was still hanging on the wall, however the company removed Orth on their website.

Also on Zimmerman's website, an orange BMW, similar to the one involved in the weekend incident, is valued at $75, 605, but Zimmerman not confirming if it's the same bullet-riddled one.

On the company's Facebook page, there's a picture of Orth holding a trophy after winning Salesman of the Month in January.

Grinnell College says Orth participated in an inmate teaching program at the Newton Correctional Facility that was facilitated by the school.

We've tried contacting Orth, but have not heard back.

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