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UPDATE: Brother of shooting suspect Jamal Dean pleads for him to turn himself in

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From inside the Woodbury County Jail, Jamal Dean's brother and father plead for him to turn himself in. From inside the Woodbury County Jail, Jamal Dean's brother and father plead for him to turn himself in.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

"I just don't want to see my brother hurt. 'Cause that would drive me crazy."

Those words Friday night from Jamal Dean's brother.  Jamal is the man who authorities say shot a Sioux City police officer on Monday.

From his jail cell, Levon Dean made a plea for his brother, who's wanted in Monday's shooting, to turn himself into police.

Alongside him was their father, Lee.

Friday's interview took place in the Woodbury County Jail where Levon Dean is being held after his arrest, Monday night, on a warrant for charges of robbery, burglary, and theft in Sioux City.

The interview was taped by George Lindblade and provided to the media.

In the three-minute interview, Levon Dean simply asked that his brother turn himself in so that no one else gets hurt.

"I want to tell my brother, they got a lot of money on his head right now, and it'd be safe for him just to turn himself in or something," said Levon Dean, Jamal's brother.

Today's plea follows one earlier this week from Jamal's parents and aunt.

They also asked him to surrender.

Today, his father spoke out again, acknowledging that the search for his son in now "nationwide."

"We can't go along like this. It's too much. So please son, if you're listening to what we say and hear this interview, please come in, or please contact us," said Lee Dean, Jamal's father.

Dean is accused of opening fire on the patrol car of Sioux City police Officer Kevin McCormick.

McCormick was taken to the hospital after suffering a bullet wound to the head.  He's now out of the hospital and is expected to fully recover.

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