Family of suspect in Sioux City cop shooting pleads for surrender


May 1st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The family of the Sioux City man who’s wanted in the shooting of a Sioux City police officer is pleading for him to turn himself in. Lee Dean is the father of 22-year-old Jamal Dean, who is facing an attempted murder charge in Monday’s shooting of Officer Kevin McCormick. He apologized to Officer McCormick and his family for Jamal’s actions, and asked his son to turn himself in safely, “So that nobody else will be hurt.” Lee Dean is also a friend of Sergeant Mike McCormick, the father of the officer who was shot.

Dean’s mother, Mary Hogan, made an emotional plea for her son to surrender, and Jamal’s aunt, Barbara Dean, wants him to know the family is there to help him. The family members are asking Jamal Dean to contact them immediately when he hears their plea.

(Radio Iowa)