Missouri suspect shot by officer pleads guilty, sentenced

October 17, 2017

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man who was shot multiple times by police has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the 2015 incident.

The Joplin Globe reports that 51-year-old Jeffrey Hill pleaded guilty Monday to felony assault and driving while intoxicated. His plea agreement calls for three years in prison.

Court records show an officer shot Hill in the course of a domestic disturbance call in Joplin in 2015. Police say Hill was shot after refusing orders to stop driving toward the officer. Hill was on parole at the time of the shooting and has since been sent back to prison.

In light of the plea agreement, Hill said he would dismiss his lawsuit against the city and Joplin police over the shooting. The agreement also dismissed other charges, including armed criminal action.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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