CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Law enforcement officials have revealed the identities of two Cedar Rapids police officers who fatally shot a man earlier this week who was suspected of stabbing his children’s mother.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Thursday in a news release that Officers Jeremiah White and Ashleigh Steil fired their weapons Monday, killing 25-year-old Markell Bivins. Hiring records show both joined the Cedar Rapids force in June 2008.
The agency didn’t explain what prompted them to shoot. But it said Bivins is suspected of stabbing 25-year-old Raelynn Finn multiple times. Finn has undergone surgery for her injuries and is expected to live.