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Stanley Donahue is a Chicago man who allegedly shot and wounded a sheriff’s deputy at an Iowa gas station and then evaded an extensive search for hours has been arrested, a sheriff said Monday.
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said Donahue was taken into custody Monday afternoon just north of Coggon, Iowa, where the shooting occurred during an armed robbery at a Casey’s General Store on Sunday night. He said that additional details would soon be released.
He is 36 years old.
A KCRG-TV9 crew spotted Donahue walking down Highway 13 near Coggon and called authorities, who made the arrest.
Donahue reportedly shot a Linn County deputy multiple times when the deputy responded to a robbery in progress at the Casey’s General Store at 5110 Highway 13 in Coggon at about 10:19 p.m.
He was seen by another responding deputy, who pursued the suspect until the vehicle crashed on North 3rd Street in Coggon on the north edge of town.
The suspect then reportedly fled on foot. Agencies from across eastern Iowa assisted in the search.
The deputy suffered severe injuries but is in stable condition at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
“This was a tragic and needless shooting that resulted in serious injuries to one of our deputies who was merely doing his job to protect the citizens of Linn County,” Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner said.
Police have identified and caught the man who allegedly shot and wounded a Linn County deputy at a Casey’s in Coggon on Sunday night.
Casey’s spokesperson Katie Petru said no employees were injured during the robbery and shooting. However, she said the company was assisting authorities “during this ongoing investigation and continued search for the suspect.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deputy who was shot during this horrific event,” she said. “We are also focused on our team members and ensuring they have the support they need.”
Coggon Mayor Heather Beeh said residents were worried overnight as the search continued.
“It was just a lot of waiting and you never know what’s going to happen,” she said.
The shooting added to an unusually violent year for Iowa, law enforcement officials.