Man Who Wounded Sioux City Officer Pleads Guilty

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A 22-year-old man plead guilty Thursday to attempted murder in the shooting of a Sioux City police officer in April.

Jamal Dean changed his plea to guilty at a hearing Thursday and will be sentenced August 9th. Dean earlier had pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and four other charges related to the shooting of Officer Kevin McCormick on April 29th.

Although his patrol car was riddled with bullets and he was shot in the head during a traffic stop, McCormick wasn't seriously injured and has returned to work.

Dean fled Iowa and was arrested a few days later in Rivera, Texas. The manhunt included a search by police in an Omaha neighborhood.

Dean faces up to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder charge. He faced up to 85 years in prison if convicted of all five charges.

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