- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man who shot at an Anchorage police officer has been sentenced to more than 39 years in prison.

State prosecutors say 28-year-old Aaron Sullivan was convicted in March of attempted murder, weapons misconduct and failure to stop for a police officer. He was sentenced Friday.

Anchorage police officer Michael O’Connor in October 2014 tried to stop Sullivan, who had outstanding parole warrants, as he drove.

A chase ensued in east Anchorage.

Sullivan crashed into Officer O’Connor’s patrol vehicle and fired three shots from a .44-caliber revolver at the officer. One shot narrowly missed O’Connor. Two shots struck apartment buildings.

Sullivan had two previous felony convictions involving guns.

Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Sullivan to 38 years for the 2014 charges and 18 months for probation violations.


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