Man gets 40-80 years in W.Pa. officer shooting

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A judge in western Pennsylvania has sentenced the man responsible for shooting a police officer at a Beaver County gas station last year to 40 to 80 years behind bars.

Damonte Williams was convicted of robbing a convenience store and then leading police on a chase that ended in Monaca, when Williams shot at police Officer Alan Shaffer.

WPXI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18KToJ9) Shaffer spoke in court Monday telling Williams that the shooting day changed his life forever. Shaffer had to stop working, go to physical therapy and took a hit financially as a result of the shooting. He has since returned to work.

Before he was sentenced, Williams told the court he wanted to apologize to the victims.

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Information from: WPXI-TV, http://www.wpxi.com

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