Iowa deputy killed in jail break

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A Pottawattamie County deputy is dead after a Monday morning inmate escape.

A second deputy was shot, and remains in stable condition at an Omaha hospital.

The name of the deputy will not be released until the family is notified.

An escaped inmate is reportedly in custody after allegedly injuring the Pottawattamie County sheriff's deputies. A Pottawattamie County van was found sitting empty at 25th street and Avenue I in Council Bluffs that the inmate may have used to escape. 

The suspect then reportedly carjacked a black Nissan Sentra that was being driven by a female driver and used the vehicle to drive into Omaha.  He then apparently dropped the carjacking victim near a liquor store at 30th Street and Laurel Avenue and then led police on a high speed chase on Cuming Street with speeds being reported at up to 80 mph. 

The car then crashed near the on ramp to Interstate 480 and Cuming Street where the suspect was reportedly apprehended without injury.

The suspect, Wesley Correa-Carmenaty, 24 was found guilty of attempted murder earlier this year and was one of the three men involved in the death of Anthony Walker in March 2016. 

Correa-Carmenaty was sentenced at Pottawattamie County Courthouse this morning to 45 years in prison. According to officials, It was after his sentencing and during his transport back that the escape and the shooting occurred

Three people have been injured in this incident with two people being transported to Nebraska Medicine in fair condition and a deputy transported in critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center.


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