- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) - A man who police say shot and injured an officer in eastern Iowa was found dead Tuesday, authorities said.

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

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Scott shot at a Maquoketa police officer during a traffic stop around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The officer told the department that he approached the vehicle and saw the driver with a weapon, then the two exchanged gunfire. The officer was shot, and several rounds struck the police car.

Authorities said Scott then fled the scene. Other officers gave chase, but eventually lost the car.

Scott’s body was found a short time later inside the vehicle, which was upside down.

Authorities said they don’t know what caused the shooting involving the officer. The case remains under investigation.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was taken to Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa for treatment of a wound that isn’t life-threatening. He will be on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.

An autopsy for Scott is scheduled Wednesday.

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