Fugitive Wanted In Sioux City Officer Shooting Caught

By: The Associated Pres Email
By: The Associated Pres Email

The man accused of shooting a Sioux City police officer earlier this week has been captured in Rivera, Texas.

Police announced Saturday that 21-year-old Jamal Dean was arrested without incident during a traffic stop.

Several agencies learned on Friday that Dean may be in Texas. They believed he was heading to the United States-Mexico border. He was stopped in a Dodge Durango going south on Highway 77.

The manhunt for Dean began Monday after he allegedly opened fired on a police car, wounding SCPD Officer Kevin McCormick during a traffic stop. The hunt spread to Omaha, but he wasn't found during a 90-minute search Thursday night.

McCormick, who was shot in the forehead, is out of the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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