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Jamal Dean pleads guilty of shooting a Sioux City police officer

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Monday will mark three-months since officer Kevin McCormick was shot in the forehead.  It happened April 29th, during a traffic stop on Sioux City's west side.

Thursday, Jamal Dean pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.  In exchange, all other charges against him were dropped.  That includes serious assault, assault on a police officer, and going armed with intent.

Dean had also been implicated in an armed robbery days before the shooting.  The state dropped those counts, as well.

Dean faces a maximum of 25-years in prison when he's sentenced next month.

He must serve 70% of that sentence.

McCormick was just starting his shift when he made the traffic stop.

He said when he put the car in park and started opening the door, that's when Jamal Dean began shooting, firing eight shots at McCormick's patrol car.

One of those bullets hit McCormick in the forehead.

He was treated and released within 24 hours of the shooting.

McCormick returned to work the following week.

 

 

 

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