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Cedar Rapids Police say Elberon man killed wife, self

February 24, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Cedar Rapids Police released a report on Monday saying LuElla Koopman, 52, Cedar Rapids, was shot and killed Friday by her husband, Dennis Lee Koopman, 54, of f 2884 Highway V18, Elberon. Police say investigators believe Dennis Koopman either followed his wife to her apartment home at 6124 Dean Road SW, Cedar Rapids or was waiting there for her. Police said ater she parked, the suspect blocked her in with his own vehicle. The suspect got out of his vehicle, yelled something at the victim, and opened fire with a long gun, striking the victim multiple times and killing her. He was armed with both a long gun and a hand gun. He then shot himself with the long gun. The police report said it was believed the couple was going through a divorce.



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