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Alabama man sentenced to 10 years for gun possession

August 2, 2019

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who is accused of trying to run over a police officer with a stolen vehicle has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

A news release from the Department of Justice says 23-year-old Devonte Tucker was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in April.

Tuscaloosa police Chief Steven Anderson told news outlets in November that Tucker tried to run over an officer after being spotted in a stolen vehicle. The officer fired around eight shots into the car, shooting Tucker in the arm and leg. Tucker continued driving and crashed the car before fleeing on foot. He was then taken to the hospital.

The release says Tucker was sentenced to the statutory maximum based on his criminal history.

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