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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 1, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
in Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa, IOWA -- At approximately 2:51 AM on April 1, 2014, A Maquoketa Police Officer stopped to check on a blue, 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck that was sitting in the 200 block of West Grove Street.  The officer approached the vehicle, saw the driver with a weapon, they exchanged gunfire and the Maquoketa officer was shot. The injuries he sustained are not life threatening.  Several rounds also struck the Maquoketa Police car.  The name of the officer is being withheld at this time.  The officer will be on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The driver fled the scene and other Maquoketa Police Officers were able to locate the vehicle and pursued it.  The pursuit went south out of Maquoketa and the vehicle was lost in the area of Elwood in Clinton County. 

Aaron Edward Scott

    Aaron Edward Scott 

A short time later, the vehicle was located on 150th Ave., just north of Highway 136 in Clinton County.  The vehicle had been involved in a rollover accident and the driver was deceased in the vehicle.The driver has now been identified as Aaron Edward Scott, age 30.  It has been confirmed that Scott is the individual who was involved in the shooting earlier in Maquoketa.  An autopsy will be conducted on Wednesday, April 2nd, at the Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.  The manner and cause of death will be released following the autopsy. 

Agencies assisting the Maquoketa Police Department are:
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
The Jackson County Attorney’s Office
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
The Iowa State Patrol
The Clinton County Medical Examiner’s Office


Any further media inquiries should be directed to:
Maquoketa Police Chief Brad Koranda at (563) 652-2468



Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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