Iowa police officer shot 8 times during traffic stop

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Jamal Dean

A Sioux City Police officer was expected to recover after being shot eight times, including once in the face, after he stopped a car over a seat belt violation.

Officer Kevin McCormick pulled over a vehicle Monday, April 29, 2013 because a woman in the vehicle allegedly wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Police said Jamal Dean, 22, began shooting at McCormick’s police car before McCormick was able to get out of the cruiser.

Dean was reportedly still armed when he ran from the scene, and police were still searching for him the day after the shooting.

Dean was described as African-American, six-feet one-inch tall and weighing about 230 pounds.  He has the word “Outlaw” tattooed on the right side of his neck.  He was wearing all black clothing at the time of the shooting.

McCormick, who just joined the Sioux City Police Department last year, was expected to recover from his injuries.