- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City man has been sentenced to serve 59 to 66 years in prison for wounding a police officer who was rescuing a woman and child.

Jose Bernazard was convicted last month of charges including attempted murder and assault. The Queens man was sentenced Thursday.

Prosecutors say Bernazard climbed through his ex-girlfriend’s window in June 2013 and attacked her and her 10-year-old son.

Off-duty Officer Joseph Koch, who had his police shield clipped to his waistband, went to their aid. Bernazard grabbed Koch’s gun and fired a round, striking the officer’s hand.

Prosecutors say Bernazard had stalked the woman for 18 months and assaulted her three other times. She had an order of protection against him.

Bernazard’s lawyer declined to comment.

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