Mo. Man Shot by Trooper Sentenced to 30 Years
LIBERTY - A northwest Missouri man who was shot by a Highway Patrol trooper while trying to flee from a traffic stop has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
The Kansas City Star reports 42-year-old Alan Hampton, of Liberty, was sentenced Wednesday on multiple charges including resisting arrest and possessing a controlled substance.
Highway Patrol Corp. Cody Dunfee stopped Hampton for speeding in July 2012. He saw Hampton holding something and asked him to show his hands, but Hampton started driving away with the trooper clinging to the driver's window.
Dunfee says he feared for his life and fired two shots, hitting Hampton in the left arm and left leg.