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Jamal Dean pleads guilty to shooting a police officer

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Suspected police shooter 22-year-old Jamal Dean pleaded guilty to attempted murder in a Woodbury County Courtroom Thursday. All other charges were dropped, including those from another robbery and assault case.

On April 29th, police say Dean shot at Officer Kevin McCormick's squad car during a traffic stop.  McCormick was hit in the head.  He has since returned to duty.

The guilty plea to attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.  There is no minimum sentence.  Dean will have to serve 70-percent of the sentenced that is handed down at a later date.

Several dozen officers including Police Chief Doug Young and Officer McCormick were in the courtroom for the plea hearing.

Hear from those in the courtroom tonight on KTIV News 4.

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