Man gets 100-year sentence for shooting Missouri officer

4 months 4 days 6 hours ago Wednesday, April 19 2017 Apr 19, 2017 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:47:27 PM CDT April 19, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

LIBERTY (AP) — A man has been sentenced to a century in prison for shooting a suburban Kansas City, Missouri, police officer in the face in 2014.

Thirty-three-year-old Omar Maria was sentenced Wednesday in Clay County, where he was convicted in March of assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Jurors concluded that Maria shot Pleasant Valley Police Officer Jacob Baldwin during a December 2014 traffic stop on Interstate 35 near Interstate 435.

Prosecutors said Baldwin pulled over a car driven by Maria for a vehicle registration violation, and that Maria jumped out of the vehicle and repeatedly fired at Baldwin's windshield. Maria then sped away.

Baldwin survived.

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