Posted on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 5:11 am
Yesterday,a 25-year-old man who shot two West Allis police officers was sentenced to 32 years in prison. The two officers were wounded in the August 2010 incident.
According to the criminal complaint, when the 25-year-old was in a stand off with police outside of his girlfriend’s apartment, he shot one of the officers twice in the leg and the other once in the foot. One of the officers shot at the 25-year-old, hitting him in the chest and abdomen. After the incident, the man apologized, stating that he was not trying to kill anyone, but rather, he wanted police to kill him. Family members of the suspect said he had recently entered into a deep depression because his mother had committed suicide while in jail.
The 25-year-old plead guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide, last November. The man’s jail sentence will be followed by 15 years of supervision.
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