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Video: Dashcam Video Shows Small Town Iowa Shootout

April 15, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Dashcam Video Shows Small Town Iowa Shootout

Authorities say new evidence cleared a Maquoketa, Iowa, police officer to return to work, and clarified events that led up to a man dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with the officer.

Officer Brendan Zeimet was shot when he approached a truck, parked on the wrong side of the street with its lights out, in the 200 block of West Grove Street just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, April 1.

Iowa State Police previously said 30-year-old Aaron Edward Scott, of Wyoming, Iowa, was in the truck when Zeimet approached. Dash camera video released Monday, April 14, shows a man that police identified as Scott pointing and firing a rifle at Zeimet.

“Scott discharged his SKS assault weapon at least 14 times and as many as 19 times,” investigators told WQAD 8.

Scott fled after the shootout, and he was later found dead in his overturned pickup in Clinton County. Police later said they believed Scott went off the road and into a ditch, where his truck overturned, before he shot himself in the head.

Tags: Patrol Car Video, Officer Involved Shootings, Maquoketa (Iowa) PD


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