CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – An Iowa police officer who shot a 37-year-old black man in the neck during a traffic stop this week was involved in a fatal shooting last year.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Friday that Cedar Rapids officer Lucas Jones fired at Jerime Mitchell on Tuesday near Coe College.
The agency says the shooting came during an altercation but remains under investigation. The city has confirmed squad car video of the shooting exists.
Mitchell is in critical condition at an Iowa City hospital.
Jones has been an officer since 2011. After a foot chase last year, Jones shot 16 times at a 21-year-old man who had allegedly pointed a loaded gun at officers. The fatal shooting was ruled justified.