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Charges filed against men accused of shooting Dubuque lieutenant

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Lt. Scott Baxter Lt. Scott Baxter
Eddie Adams Eddie Adams
Eddie Chest Eddie Chest

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Charges have been filed against a father and son accused of shooting Dubuque Police Lt. Scott Baxter.

71-year-old Eddie Chest of Freeport, Illinois and 46-year-old Eddie Adams have been charged with attempted murder, first-degree robbery and unauthorized possession of an offensive weapon. Both men are accused of being involved with a robbery at Knicker's Saloon on Central Avenue.

All three charges are felonies. Each man could face more than 55 years in prison.

Chest is in custody at Mercy Hospital where he is listed in fair condition. Adams is being held at the Dubuque County Jail.

Baxter has been released from the hospital. He is in good condition and up and about. Baxter responded to a robbery call at Knicker's Saloon where he exchanged fire with the two suspects. He was shot in the arm, stomach and leg.

Online News Director: Nate Leding

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