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Iowa officer shot, suspect found dead

Suspect shot an officer following a traffic stop around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday

Associated Press

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — A man suspected of shooting a Maquoketa police officer in eastern Iowa has died.

Authorities said at a news conference that 30-year-old Aaron Edward Scott, of Wyoming, Iowa, was found dead Tuesday morning at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash in Clinton County. Details about his cause of death have not been released.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Scott shot an officer following a traffic stop around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say Scott then fled the scene.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was wounded and taken to Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa. He received treatment for a wound described as non-life-threatening.

An autopsy for Scott is scheduled Wednesday.

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