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Authorities have released the name of the man shot by a Waterloo police officer Wednesday morning.

The man has been identified as 44-year-old Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano of Waterloo. On Thursday, agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation charged Alvarez-Victoriano with two counts of assault on a peace officer.

Marcelino Alvarez-Victoriano was shot near the 6th Street bridge after he allegedly aimed what looked like a long gun at two Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies. The deputies were responding to reports that a man with a gun was seen walking along Commerical Street toward downtown Waterloo.

A short time later, the deputies made contact with Alvarez-Victoriano. Iowa DCI officials said Thursday that Alvarez-Victoriano chased one deputy around a vehicle and aimed at another deputy. A Waterloo officer responding to the scene then fired at Alvarez-Victoriano, striking him twice.

Alvarez-Victoriano was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was later transferred to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. The officer and sheriff's deputies were not injured.

Authorities have issued arrest warrants for Alvarez-Victoriano, who remains hospitalized. Iowa DCI officials said Alvarez-Victoriano will be transported to the Black Hawk County when he's released.

The names of the officer and deputies involved in the shooting have not yet been released.

The Iowa DCI is investigating the shooting case, which is standard procedure when an officer is involved. Once the probe is complete, the results will be forwarded to the Black Hawk County Attorney's Office for review, DCI officials said.

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