- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A 24-year-old man who shot a Loveland police officer during a traffic stop has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (https://noconow.co/1x0ITkW ) Cody Powell, of Loveland, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder and an amended count of a crime of violence.

Prosecutors say Powell shot officer Garret Osilka (oh-SIL’-kuh) during a traffic stop in March. The officer survived and is recovering.

Powell read a statement Wednesday saying he is not a violent person. He previously said he pleaded guilty because he didn’t want to “drag the case out to trial.”

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, https://www.coloradoan.com


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