Judge sentences man in shooting of police officer

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Woodbury County judge has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for attempted murder in the shooting of a Sioux City police officer.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1ckHPxC ) Judge Jeffrey Neary’s sentence Friday means it will be 17½ years before Jamal Dean is eligible for parole.

The 22-year-old Dean pleaded guilty last month in the shooting of officer Kevin McCormick.

McCormick had pulled over Dean in a traffic stop. Dean stepped out of his car, brandishing a .22-caliber rifle and fired eight shots through the squad car’s hood and windshield.

Although the car was riddled with bullets and he was shot in the head, McCormick wasn’t seriously injured. He’s returned to work.

Asked by the judge if he had anything to say before sentencing, Dean responded, “Nah.”


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

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