- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) - A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole for 31 years for crimes he committed in Kansas while fleeing from Oklahoma.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Alejandro Arturo Garcia was sentenced Tuesday for attempted capital murder and other crimes. Authorities allege he and two other people fled after shooting a police officer in northern Oklahoma in May 2015. The officer survived his injuries.

The two other suspects were caught in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Garcia drove into Kansas, stole a pickup truck after firing at the driver and then shot at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Grimes, who was not injured.

After a long standoff, officers found Garcia in a home near Liberty, Kansas.

Garcia still faces charges in Oklahoma in the shooting there.



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