Man who shot 2 officers pleads guilty to weapon charge
Sep. 06, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who shot and wounded two police officers in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.
U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon said 20-year-old Eugene James was a felon and prohibited from having a gun when he sped away from a traffic stop and fired at two Cayce (kay-see) police officers.
Authorities say both officers survived. Both had leg wounds. One also was hit in a bulletproof vest.
Lydon says James was in a stolen car and the serial number of the gun had been burned, but investigators restored it and found the weapon was stolen.
Lydon said in a statement that James faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
James was also wounded in the shootout.