Man shot in confrontation with police on I-89 avoids jail

November 15, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Vermont man shot in a confrontation with police on a New Hampshire interstate has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to criminal threatening and disobeying an officer.

New Hampshire State Police say 31-year-old Bryan Evans, of Quechee, Vermont, was shot in the leg and hospitalized after the shooting on Interstate 89 in May. Police say the incident unfolded when a New Hampshire trooper stopped the allegedly stolen vehicle.

The state attorney general’s office issued a report saying the police actions were justified after Evans refused repeated commands to show his hands, then pulled one out and pointed it to appear he had a gun.

Evans, who was on crutches, received three one-year sentences on Wednesday, all suspended on good behavior, followed by probation.

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