DAVENPORT-- Police say a man shot by an officer Thursday morning was reaching for a gun.
The shooting happened about 8 a.m. in the 900 block of W. 16th Street, police said. Officers were investigating a report of a prowler at 7:58 a.m. and tried to take a man into custody after finding him in an alley at the scene.
Earlier, at the scene, Davenport Assistant Police Chief Donald E. Schaeffer said a neighborhood resident came out and found the man asleep in a car.
The officers attempted to search him, and one saw a gun in the man's waistband. The officer warned his fellow officers, and the man was ordered to stay still, police said.
Instead, the man broke from them and ran. It was at that point police believe he reached for the gun.
The wounded man was initially treated on scene, but was later taken to Genesis Medical Center's west campus for surgery, police said. His condition was unavailable Thursday afternoon and he was not identified in the police statement.
The officers involved were identified as Michael Jacobsen, a 33-year veteran officer assigned to the Patrol Division, and Thomas Runge, who has been on the force four years and is assigned to the Traffic Bureau.
Both officers are on administrative leave and the case is being investigated by the Scott County Sheriff's Office.
Keith Haan, who lives near the scene, said he came out to get his newspaper around 8 a.m. and heard what sounded like several shots.
"I heard three: Bang. Bang. Bang," he said. Mr. Haan said he did not see or hear anything else unusual and did not know of the shooting until he saw news reports a short time later.
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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park. 1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.