Suspect in NW IA police officer shooting will be returning to IA


May 9th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – An attorney says a man arrested in Texas in connection with the shooting of an Iowa police officer won’t fight extradition back to Iowa. The Sioux City Journal reports that the attorney for Jamal Dean said Dean told a judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Wednesday that he would waive proceedings.

Dean was arrested Saturday in Riviera, Texas. The 21-year-old was wanted on a warrant that listed attempted murder. Dean is accused of shooting a rifle at Sioux City Officer Kevin McCormick during a traffic stop on April 29. McCormick is expected to make a full recovery.

Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew says experienced deputies will go to Texas, take charge of Dean and bring him back to Sioux City.