- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - A Boston police officer who says he felt the heat and heard the whistle of a bullet fired by a fleeing suspect as it narrowly missed his head offered forgiveness to his assailant in court.

The officer, whose name was not made public, said in a statement read in Suffolk Superior Court on Tuesday, that “I’m willing to personally forgive,” the man who tried to kill him in July 2013.

The shooter, 23-year-old Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, of Braintree, was sentenced to up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including armed assault with intent to murder.

Police were chasing the suspected drug dealer when Louis-Jeune shot at a pursuing officer from 10 feet away. Louis-Jeune was then struck by a bullet fired by another officer.

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