Jamal Dean Pleads Guilty to Shooting Officer

Jamal Dean pleaded guilty on Thursday to the attempted murder of a Sioux City police officer.

Dean, 22, was the subject of a nationwide manhunt in April, after Officer Kevin McCormick was shot in the head during a traffic stop. Dean was arrested in Texas, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In court documents, Dean admitted to shooting Officer Kevin McCormick. In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss other charges against Dean, including the robbery charge that Dean was wanted for at the time of the shooting.

Jamal Dean and his brother Levon were scheduled to be featured on Siouxland's Most Wanted the evening of the shooting.

Under the plea deal, Dean will serve up to 25 years in prison, with eligibility for parole after 17-and-a-half years.