Sioux City Police Search for Suspect in Officer Shooting

(SIOUX CITY, IA)- A large police search is underway across the entire city for a suspect who shot an officer Monday afternoon.

One officer was on the scene Monday around 3 p.m. with a bandaged head. Police said he was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Officers are still searching for the shooting suspect.

Sioux City Police confirm Jamal Dean is the suspect they're looking for in connection with the shooting of a police officer on the Westside of Sioux City between Third and Fourth Streets near Isabella Street. He was featured on Monday night's Siouxland's Most Wanted: Uniformed, plain clothed officers and a SWAT team were canvassing that area and in some cases were searching from home to home.

Here's what we know about Jamal: Dean is 21-years-old, 6'1" tall, 230 pounds and is wanted by Woodbury County Sheriff's Office for 1st degree robbery, 1st degree burglary and 2nd degree theft. Jamal Dean should be considered armed and dangerous and is also known to abuse drugs. Police say he has a tattoo on the side of his neck with his street name "Outlaw".

If you see him, police ask that you do not approach him and call 911 immediately.

Siouxland News has multiple crews covering this story and we'll have more on the search tonight on Siouxland News at Ten on KMEG 14.

UPDATE (7:00 PM): The police officer who was shot is okay. Police have not released his name at this time. Officer Chad Sheehan says he can not confirm what type of wounds this officer had but they are not life-threatening and he is going to be alright. If you have any information on Jamal Dean, police are asking people to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 712-258-TIPS.

UPDATE (9:00 PM): This is the first time a Sioux City police officer has been shot in almost 15 years. Police said the officer is okay. He is in the hospital and stable with non-life threatening injuries.

Now here's what we know about how the day unfolded: Police said officers were already chasing Jamal Dean through town and he ended up stopping in an alley between Third and Fourth Streets near Isabella Street. Police said he opened fire, shot the officer and then took off running.
Sioux City police, federal authorities and Woodbury County Sheriff's deputies surrounded the neighborhood looking for Dean. Siouxland News caught up with a couple neighbors who watched the scene unfold. One neighbor said she witnessed the suspect speed down her street and then into the alley. "I saw them kind of look in their rear view mirror and then next thing I knew there was an officer in pursuit and so I kind of just pointed which way they were going. And he followed them down the alley. And within a minute, not even a minute I heard five gun shots," said witness Donna Johnson. Employees at the nearby Plaza Latina, next to where the suspect got out of the car, had to hunker down while police searched for him. "I just started this week actually and it was pretty intense. I'm like how many times has this happened? I was really nervous and everybody was just like nothing was going on because it has happened before," said Kenia Alvarez, a Plaza Latina employee.
Again, if you have any information on Jamal Dean, police are asking people to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 712-258-TIPS.