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Video: Iowa Officer Wounded, Suspect Found Dead After Early Morning Shootout

April 01, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Iowa Officer Wounded, Suspect Found Dead After Early Morning Shootout

A Maquoketa, Iowa, police officer was shot during a traffic stop this morning.

Authorities told the Dubuque Telegraph Herald the officer's injuries were not life-threatening, and he was taken to Jackson County Regional Health Center. His name has not been released.

The officer was shot by a rifle-wielding suspect during a traffic stop about 2:50 a.m. today. The officer returned fire.

The shooting suspect--identified as Aaron Edward Scott, 30, of Wyoming--then led Maquoketa and Clinton, Iowa, officers, as well as Jones County deputies and Iowa State Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase through Maquoketa, along U.S. 61 and Iowa 136.

The suspect was found dead in his overturned pickup truck near Lost Nation not long after the shooting and a high speed chase into Clinton County.

Tags: Maquoketa (Iowa) PD, Iowa State Patrol, Traffic Stops, Jones County (Iowa) Sheriff, Officer Involved Shootings, Iowa, Wyoming


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bob retired leo @ 4/1/2014 3:44 PM

Thank goodness the Off. is ok. Another dirtbag perp off the streets.

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