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Suspect Who Shot Iowa Cop Caught In Texas

May 07, 2013  | 

Photo via Sioux City PD.
Photo via Sioux City PD.
The man accused of shooting an Iowa police officer in the face at an April 29 traffic stop was apprehended in south Texas attempting to flee the country.

Jamal Dean, 21, was taken into custody early Saturday in Riviera, Texas and told authorities he plans to fight extradition to Iowa, reports the Sioux City Journal.

Dean is now being held in solitary confinement. He has been accused of firing a rifle at Officer Kevin McCormick. The officer pulled over Dean's vehicle because his female passenger wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Dean fired eight rounds at the officer. One of the rounds struck Officer McCormick in the head. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

Comments (11)

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Sgt Pat Breyfogle @ 5/7/2013 11:48 AM

Thanks to all of the agencies and officers that assisted in the capture of Jamal Dean. Officer McCormick is doing well and will be back to work soon. We are now investigating those who assisted Dean in eluding capture and anticipate more arrests. Sgt Pat Breyfogle, Crimes Against Persons, Sioux City, PD.

Chuck @ 5/7/2013 5:51 PM

Thank you for pulling though brother. Too bad the pos didnt do the honorable thing

[email protected] @ 5/7/2013 6:48 PM

Sgt Breyfogle, Thank you for the update, and please let Officer McCormick that we're all pulling for him. Damn shame we have to feed and house this coward 'til he whines in front of a Judge. Good hunting sarge, find the rest of the slime. Blues, Stay Safe.

? @ 5/7/2013 8:36 PM

Grammatical question: If the person is “Suspect Who Shot Iowa Cop Caught In Texas” and not “Person suspect of shooting Iowa Cop In Texas”, then how are they a suspect and not just a perpetrator/convict?

Douglas C. James @ 5/7/2013 11:29 PM

Officer thanks forn your serivice and I hope you gett well soon. They caught the scum bags who I hope get putt into prison for quite some time)50yrs+ at least.
Get well soon.

Daniel @ 5/8/2013 12:26 AM

On what legal grounds can he fight extradition back to Iowa? It's not like he made it to a different country. Doesn't Full Faith and Credit mean Texas has to extradite him if Iowa wants him back?

Bob @ VA @ 5/8/2013 5:04 AM

Good news! Thank you, Sgt Breyfogle, for updating us. I hope that the perp's accomplices are caught soon and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Please let Officer McCormick know that we're still praying for him and his full recovery.

Rosario Medina @ 5/8/2013 7:32 AM

Coward , POS , gave up too easy !!! Officer Kevin Mc Cormick, thank you , for your selfless actions !!! Get well , and be strong again. You're sorely needed out there. There are few who have the balls to do your job, and do it well . You did , and you survived, thank God. Wish you a long, a prestigious career. All You LEOs, take care , and be careful !!!

Capt.Crunch @ 5/8/2013 12:10 PM

One less POS to worry about. Good job Texas officers.

John Russell @ 5/8/2013 8:43 PM

This A@@ hole COP deserved it pulling somebody over for no seat belt get a F### ing life well don;t worry they have allot of torture in HE@@ time do your job and catch speeders who use roads they know you idiot never patrol and catch them creeps ...and stop just collecting salaries?

Arby @ 5/9/2013 5:24 AM

John Russell I can only hope your post is a crude and poor example of sarcasm. I won't even go into the logic of seat belt use saving lives (including mine on more than one occasion), but traffic stops for minor offenses actually result in the apprehension of a lot of serious criminals. If an Oklahoma State Trooper hadn't stopped someone who wasn't even speeding on the Interstate for an expired tag, the Oklahoma City bomber might never have been caught. I know of several instances where kidnap victims were freed from automobile trunks because an officer or deputy stopped the car because one tail light was out, or the tag light. How minor can you get? Tell it to the rescued victim they didn't deserve to be rescued because the cop shouldn't have pulled the suspect's car over for such a minor violation. I won't stoop to name-calling by calling you an idiot because you might not actually be an idiot. But I have to admit that if you aren't one, your imitation is spot-on.

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