A man who was convicted of shooting a Pleasant Valley (MO) Police Officer in the face in 2014 was sentenced this week to 100 years in prison.
In December 2014 Officer Jacob Baldwin pulled over a green Honda Accord driven by Omar Maria for a vehicle registration violation. Maria jumped out of the vehicle and fired several shots from a semiautomatic handgun toward the windshield of Baldwin’s police car before Baldwin could get out.
Baldwin, who was 37 at the time, was struck in the face. He radioed for help as the gunman got back in his vehicle and sped away, the Kansas City Star reports.
A Clay County jury convicted Maria following a criminal trial in March.
During the sentencing on Wednesday, Baldwin said the bullet that struck him remains lodged below his right eye and glass fragments also remain embedded on the side of his face. Occasionally, Baldwin said he experiences double vision and headaches. He has nerve damage and issues with his sinuses.