- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who shot at a police officer chasing him after a traffic stop has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison.

The Salem News (https://bit.ly/2sOyfgJ ) reports that 23-year-old Jeremiah Wooden, of Malden, was also sentenced to Monday to three years’ probation for the April 2016 confrontation.

He was convicted last month of charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm without a license. He was acquitted of attempted murder.

While Salem Officer Brian St. Pierre wasn’t struck, his wife in an emotional victim-impact statement said his life has changed forever. She said her husband has post-traumatic stress disorder, has lost his sense of humor, his personality, and his motivation. The shooting also put a financial strain on the family with two young children.


Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, https://www.salemnews.com

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