- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A man who survived after being shot four times by law officers in southwestern South Dakota last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Officers chased 45-year-old Travis Ross on June 17, 2013, and shot him near New Underwood when he brandished a rifle. Attorney General Marty Jackley later concluded that the officers were justified in shooting Ross.

Ross pleaded guilty earlier this month to aggravated assault on law officers and driving under the influence. Prosecutors dropped other charges.

Judge Jeff Davis sentenced Ross on Monday, telling him that he had put officers and the public in danger with his actions. Ross’ attorney said his client never intended to harm the law officers.

Ross will get credit for about eight months that he has already spent behind bars.


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