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July trial set for man accused of shooting Davenport officer

June 7, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A July trial has been scheduled for a man accused of shooting a Davenport police officer.

Scott County District Court records say 28-year-old Brett Dennis Sr. entered written pleas of not guilty Thursday to attempted murder and other charges. His trial is set to begin July 8.

Prosecutors say Dennis shot Davenport Police Officer Ryan Leabo on April 25 after a foot chase and struggle. Dennis had run away when Leabo tried to talk to him and another man. They’d been seen rummaging through a car.

Prosecutors say one shot from Dennis hit Leabo in a leg and a second gunshot was stopped by Leabo’s bulletproof vest. The release says Leabo then shot Dennis in a leg. Dennis later told investigators he wanted Leabo to shoot him.

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