Bluffs Police investigate burglary & shots fired incidents


June 1st, 2015 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating separate incidents of burglary and shots fired. Authorities say at around 10-p.m., Sunday, officers were called to 2724 North Broadway Street for a reported Burglary in progress, with possible shots fired. An initial investigation has determined 34-year old Shawn DeShane and 32-year old Georgetta Bothwell, both of Council Bluffs, were at home, when they saw two white male suspects attempt to kick-in their back door. DeShane and Bothwell retreated to another part of the house where they heard the suspects enter the residence.

The unknown suspects were seen taking property out of the home, and as they fled in a white Dodge truck with the front bumper missing, one of the suspects allegedly fired several shots from a semi-automatic handgun toward the residence. No injuries were reported.

The second incident happened at around 5:47-p.m. Council Bluffs Police were called to the area of 6th and Mill Streets, for a report of shots fired. The initial investigation determined 31-year old Rodney L. Koehrsen, of Council Bluffs, got into a verbal altercation with a white male, who pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and continued to argue with Koehrsen.

The suspect, who was described as having brown hair, about 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighing 140-pounds, allegedly pointed the gun at Koehrsen, as the argument continued. As Koehrsen backed-away from the suspect, the man fired a shot at Koehrsen’s feet. No injuries were reported. The suspect then left the home and took off in a possibly silver-colored Buick sedan with Dealer plates.

Both incidents remain under investigation.