Officials capture fugitive wanted in Iowa shooting

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of shooting a Sioux City police officer has been captured in Texas.

Police announced on Saturday that 21-year-old Jamal Dean was arrested without incident during a traffic stop in Riviera, Texas.

The Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/109RD1s ) reports several agencies learned on Friday that Dean may be in Texas. They believe he was headed to the border between the United States and Mexico. He was stopped in a Dodge Durango going south on Highway 77.

The manhunt for Dean began Monday. He is accused of firing several shots from a rifle at Officer Kevin McCormick during a routine traffic stop. The hunt spread to Omaha, but it turned up nothing.

McCormick, who was shot in the forehead, is expected to make a full recovery.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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