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POLICE: Brother charged with shooting, killing 15-year-old sister

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - UPDATE: Waterloo Police confirm the names of those involved in Friday night's deadly shooting.

Police say Diyrun Coffer, 14, is accused of accidentally shooting and killing his sister, Jykeria Coffer, 15, with a handgun. 

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka says the gun appears to be stolen.

According to police, Diyrun Coffer was arrested at 2 a.m. Saturday and charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Police say this is a continuing investigation.

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Waterloo Police confirm a 15-year old Waterloo girl has died, following a shooting inside a home at 908 Broadway Street in Waterloo Friday night.

The victim's name has not been released at this time.  It's believed Waterloo Police were already questioning a possible suspect or person of interest, however, KWWL News has not been able to confirm that at this time.

The original shooting call came in around 6 o'clock Friday night, and that a teenager had been shot in either the chest or shoulder. 

Crews from Waterloo Fire and Rescue performed CPR on the girl at the scene, before she was taken to Unity Point-Allen Hospital, where she later died.  
Waterloo Police Lt. Greg Fangman says police believed the victim sustained her injuries during an incident which happened inside the residence.

Lt. Fangman added: "We don't believe there is any risk to public safety at this time." hinting that the shooting likely involves people whom know each other, and, that's it's not a  case of a shooter being on the loose in the city. 




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Waterloo Police are investigating a shooting in the 900 block of Broadway Street in Waterloo on Friday evening.

Police confirmed they were still gathering information on a shooting that occurred at a home off of Broadway Street, but wouldn't confirm any injuries or if a suspect was being sought.

KWWL has a crew on the way and will bring you more information.


KWWL's Ally Crutcher contributed to this report. 

KWWL'S Olivia Mancino contributed to this report.

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