Police in Council Bluffs are investigating a shooting, Saturday evening, on the campus of Iowa Western Community College. Authorities say at around 5:55-p.m., officers were dispatched to Jenny Edmundson Memorial Hospital for a man with a gunshot wound. Officers learned that the victim was 19-year old Dalton Crosser, a student at Iowa Western Community College. Crosser told investigators that he and another 19 year old student had arranged to meet someone to sell an item, near the “village” area of the IWCC campus. He said that he and his friend drove to that area in his friend’s car.
Crosser told authorities that a gold colored four door car, with a sunroof pulled up behind them. Two men exited the car and walked up to their vehicle, getting into the back seat. The suspect in the passenger side back seat then displayed a handgun and pointed it at the victims, demanding their wallets. Crosser didn’t think the gun was real and attempted to grab it from the suspect. A struggle for the gun ensued and Crosser was shot in the upper left arm/shoulder area. Both suspects fled after the shot was fired, leaving in the car that they had arrived in. Crosser’s friend then drove him to JEMH. He was treated for single gunshot wound and later released from the hospital.
The suspects were described as black males in their late teens to early twenties, both around 5’8″, with thin builds. The suspect with the gun was described as wearing a Rastafari type shirt, with dreadlocks. The other man was wearing a blue hat and white shirt. There was a third person in the gold car that didn’t get out. He was described as black male in his late teens or early twenties. No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call 328-STOP.