April 8, 2024

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa] - The decedent in the April 6, 2024 officer involved shooting incident in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been identified as David Vanderhamm, 40 years old, of Cedar Rapids. 

The male bystander who was also shot during the incident has been identified and his name and information will not be released at this time.

The involved CRPD officers are scheduled for interviews and they remain on critical incident leave pending the completion of the investigation. The names of the officers will be released upon completion of the interviews and no other information will be released at this time.  


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes seven divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state, and federal government agencies and the private sector to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service, and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, Professional Development and Support Services Division, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

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