LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been sentenced to 11 to 40 years in state prison for shooting a veteran Las Vegas police officer who was responding to an unrelated call for service.
Prosecutor John Giordani says the officer, Officer Gregory Sedminik, talked about the December 2015 incident during Wednesday’s sentencing of Teag Lanier Fox.
Fox’s lawyer, Michael Sanft, didn’t immediately respond to messages.
Giordani sought the maximum 24 to 61 years in prison for Fox, who was found guilty in July of attempted murder, battery and weapon counts.
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Jurors were told Fox asked Sedminik if he was there to kill him and distracted the officer before firing three shots, wounding Sedminik in the arm and torso.
Fox was arrested after a four-hour manhunt, hiding in a golf course community several miles from the Las Vegas Boulevard South apartment complex where the shooting took place.
Sedminik is now 54 and still a police officer after 20 years.
This story corrects the spelling of the prosecutor’s name Giordani, not Giordano.