Video: Officer Shot in Head

January 26, 2015

Sioux City Police Officer Kevin McCormick was shot in the head during a traffic stop in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street. He survived and returned to duty later that year.

The shooter, Jamal Dean, was arrested days later in Texas near the U.S-Mexico border.

The video released on Friday shows Dean fire several shots, including one that hit McCormick in the head, during a traffic stop.

McCormick ducked behind the squad car dashboard and put the car in reverse. He then radio’d in his position, told an onlooker to get back in her car and drove off in search of Dean.

Dean was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting. On Friday, he was sentenced to life in prison for robbing drug dealers in the weeks before he shot McCormick, the Sioux City Journal reported.

McCormick was a rookie officer at the time of the shooting. He has since resumed duty in the same neighborhood where he was shot.

Information courtesy of Globegazette.com and the Sioux City Police Department.

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