- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A man wounded during a shootout with Camden County police has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

County prosecutors say James Dickerson must serve 17 years of the term imposed Friday before he becomes eligible for parole. The sentence was made public Monday.

The 31-year-old Camden man pleaded guilty last July to four attempted murder charges.

Police responded in April 2014 to reports of a man with a gun at an affordable housing complex in Camden. Dickerson swung at an officer, pushed him and reached for a gun in his waistband.

Dickerson fired twice at the officer, who returned fire. Three responding officers also shot at Dickerson when he didn’t drop the gun.

Dickerson was struck in the leg. Investigators determined the officers’ use of deadly force was justified.

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