Search continues for man who shot Sioux City police officer


April 30th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The search continues today (Tuesday) in Sioux City for a man who shot a police officer during a routine traffic stop Monday. The injured officer was shot in the head, but is listed in stable condition at a local hospital. While police continue searching for the shooting suspect, 22-year-old Jamal Dean, they arrested his brother, Levon Dean on past warrants for first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. Police public information officer, Chad Sheehan says it has been years — possibly decades — since a Sioux City officer was shot in the line of duty.

“You know, it’s a reminder to us that it’s a dangerous world we live in and you never know what you’re getting out on when you get out on any kind of traffic stop or any calls, or anything,” Sheehan says. “And hopefully we can rely on the public’s help here to help us catch this guy.”

Sheehan says it’s important to let police know any information. “Somebody knows where this guy is at. Somebody knows where he’s hiding. We need you to call, call 9-1-1,” Sheehan says.

Sheehan says Jamal Dean is a black male, six-foot-one, 230 pounds and has a tattoo that says “Outlaw” on the right side of his neck. Anyone with information on Dean is asked to call the Crimestoppers Hotline at 712-258-TIPS (8477).

(Radio Iowa)