- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia man accused of pointing a gun at police officers before being shot and wounded has been sentenced.

Local news outlets report that 26-year-old Preston Lane Burrows entered a plea Friday and was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of wanton endangerment involving a firearm.

While incarcerated, Burrows must undergo drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment and anger management classes.

West Virginia State Police said in a news release that in May 2015, officers from the Elkins Police Department responded to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, officers encountered Burrows, who they say pointed a handgun at them. Burrows was shot by the officers and taken to a hospital.

Based on Burrows’ statements, State Police said they believe he pointed the gun because he wanted the officers to kill him.

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