Hero Down: Pottawattamie County Deputy Murdered By Escaping Prisoner

Council Bluffs, Iowa - A convicted felon murdered one deputy and shot another as he was being returned to jail after his sentencing Monday morning.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was sentenced on Monday and was being transported back to the Pottawattamie County Jail. As the transport van returned to the

Council Bluffs, Iowa - A convicted felon murdered one deputy and shot another as he was being returned to jail after his sentencing Monday morning.

Wesley Correa-Carmenaty was sentenced on Monday and was being transported back to the Pottawattamie County Jail. As the transport van returned to the jail at around 11 AM, Correa-Carmenaty shot two deputies, got into the vehicle, and rammed the exit doorway to escape.

The suspect then carjacked a nearby vehicle, briefly kidnapping the female driver before dropping her off at a liquor store near 30th Street and Laurel Ave, according to Omaha World Herald.

Schools in the area were placed on lockdown as officers searched for Wesley Correa-Carmenaty. They later located him and after a short pursuit he was taken into custody, unharmed, at around 11:30 AM.

One deputy was transported to Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries. The other deputy was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Earlier this year, Correa-Carmenaty, 22, was found guilty of attempted murder, two charges of second-degree robbery, and voluntary manslaughter. He was sentenced on Monday to 45 years in prison. He will now be spending the rest of his life in jail.

The murdered hero's identity has not yet been released.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the murdered Pottawattamie County deputy and their family.

Rest easy, hero. We'll hold the line from here.

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