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Video: Man Gets 30 Years for Shooting Colorado Officer

March 17, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Man Gets 30 Years for Shooting Colorado Officer

A man who shot an Aurora, CO, police officer in 2014 received the maximum sentence Tuesday. It was an emotional hearing as tears flowed from both sides when the judge announced that Jahvell Forrest will spend the next 30 years behind bars.

Forrest was 20 years old when he shot Officer Ryan Burns during a routine traffic stop in November of 2014.

Police said Forrest fired at Burns from a car he had stolen shortly before. He sped away from the scene in a van and was captured two days later.

Forrest went to trial in January and was convicted on numerous class five felonies, including reckless attempted manslaughter, aggravated motor vehicle theft and second degree assault.

Forrest apologized but it didn’t seem to make much of an impact on the judge, CBS Denver reports.

The judge said Forrest didn’t show any remorse and appeared to be only sorry that he was caught, despite an apology given to the court.

The judge said he felt obligated to send a message to deter others from committing similar crimes, “This community should make no mistake, it is not open hunting season on law enforcement.”

Officer Burns was in court for the sentencing. He has recovered from his injuries and is back on the job.


Comments (2)

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DD16 @ 3/19/2016 4:26 AM

I'm sure this guy was a Church going boy who just had a hard life due to his environment. Bla, Bla, Bla, Bla, Bla. Too bad he didn't get more than 30 years.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 3/29/2016 9:22 PM

Justice is served. A little weak perhaps, but still its better than just five years. I applaud the judge for giving that criminal the maximum sentence.

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