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Man sentenced in shooting of Oklahoma police officer

 


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to shooting and seriously wounding an Oklahoma police officer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/2v39f7t ) that 27-year-old Cory Lee Hartsell of Midwest City pleaded guilty to assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting Valley Brook Officer Brian Southerland in south Oklahoma City.

Authorities say the shooting occurred on New Year's Day during a traffic stop. A bullet struck Southerland's femoral artery, causing extreme bleeding. An Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy was able to apply a tourn...



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