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Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead In Maquoketa, Iowa

Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead In Maquoketa, Iowa

Police in Maquoketa, Iowa say the suspect in an officer involved shooting is dead. The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Aaron Edward Scott. Police say he was in a blue 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck when he was approached by police. At some point, they say Scott shot the officer with a rifle and fled the scene to the south of Maquoketa. A pursuit began. Police say Scott struck a Maquoketa police car at some point, causing them to lose the suspect. The suspect's vehicle was later found at 150th Avenue, north of 136 involved in a rollover accident. Scott was found dead in the vehicle. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 2014. UPDATE 6:42AM: Maquoketa police have now confirmed a Maquoketa Police officer was shot around 2:50am Tuesday morning. In a press release, police report the officer was conducting a traffic stop and the suspect shot the officer. The officer has non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. Police say the suspect drove away. We are uncertain, at this point, if the suspect has been caught.

 

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