FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

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.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Las Vegas Gunman Showed "True Mark of a Sociopath," Says Retired Officer
Newly released surveillance video shows Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock in the days...
Video: Cop Killer Suspect Facing Death Penalty in 2 Ohio Officers' Deaths
The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville, OH, police officers responding to a...
Man Arrested for Driving 160 Mph on Indiana Toll Road
A Wisconsin man landed in the LaPorte County Jail after police say he was going 160 mph on...
Video: Protests of Sacramento Police Shooting Shut Down Freeway, Block NBA Arena
The protests are over the shooting death of Stephon Clark, 22, a suspect in a string of...

Police Magazine