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Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead In Maquoketa, Iowa

Police Officer Shot, Suspect Dead In Maquoketa, Iowa
Posted Tuesday, April 1st 2014 @ 12pm

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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