Man shot after driving at police gets 5 years in prison
CLAYTON (AP) - A shoplifting suspect who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer earlier this year has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The St. Louis County prosecutor's office said 42-year-old Darnell Wilson pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, felony stealing and resisting arrest.
Wilson was shot by a Des Peres officer on Jan. 14 after he tried to hit the officer with his car. Police were responding to a report of shoplifting at a store in the West County Center mall.
Police said at the time the officer feared for his life when he shot Wilson once in the arm.
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