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Man sentenced in shooting of Tulsa officer

The Associated Press - April 30, 2019 3:11 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A 35-year-old man convicted of wounding a Tulsa police officer in a shooting last year has been sentenced to 40 years in a federal prison.

John Terry Chatman Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a July 3, 2018, shooting in which Tulsa Police Sgt. Mike Parsons was wounded in the parking lot of a convenience store.

Parsons was wounded after officers asked Chatman for identification after they spotted him driving a mini-van with a license plate that was registered to a different vehicle. Prosecutors say Chatman refused to exit his vehicle and shot Parsons with a handgun before other officers returned fire.

A federal jury convicted Chatman of three counts, including being a felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice by attempting to kill a witness.

 

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