Man sentenced to prison for shooting at off-duty officer
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man from Ferguson who shot at an off-duty police officer after being thrown out of a bar has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Rudolph Clarett shot at the officer in August 2017 at a St. Louis County bar. The officer was working security at the bar and had just thrown Clarett out.
The officer wasn’t injured.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Clarett was also caught with a 9mm handgun in February 2018 by a St. Louis County police officer who discovered the car Clarett was driving was stolen.
Clarett pleaded guilty in February to two counts of possessing a firearm while a convicted felon.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com