Names of suspect & officer in Bluffs shooting released


March 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs have released the name of the Police Officer who fired his weapon at fleeing suspect. The Omaha World-Herald says Officer Aaron Gutierrez was chasing 46-year old suspect Dudie J. Rose, and fired one round from his service weapon, but missed Rose, who was believed to be carrying a knife and under the influence of a controlled substance. Rose was transported to Mercy Hospital after his arrest, when he went into a seizure and lost consciousness. He’s been charged with Possession of Stolen Property.

The incident leading up to Rose’ arrest at around 5:30-p.m. Friday began after authorities received a report of a reckless driver. Officer Gutierrez saw the suspect vehicle – a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup — and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Omaha on Feb 3rd,  sped-off.   Rose finally stopped the truck it in the 100 block of North 17th Street, but he then took off on foot. After the man was found behind a garage in the 1600 block of Avenue A, the officer fired at him, but missed. The pickup was taken into evidence.

The incident and officers’ actions remains under investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.