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Man Gets 28 Years for Wounding San Antonio Officer

Officer shot in the leg during exchange of gunfire

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 11:15 AM CDT
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Man Gets 28 Years for Wounding San Antonio Officer

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A South Texas man accused of shooting a police officer who answered a domestic disturbance call has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

 

A judge in San Antonio on Tuesday approved the penalty for 41-year-old Rafael Gonzalez Sanchez. Sanchez pleaded no contest to attempted capital murder in last summer's wounding of San Antonio police Officer Leroy Diaz.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Diaz on July 31 responded to a call about Sanchez threatening his daughter. Police say the officer was shot in the leg during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect.

Sanchez was arrested days later in Baton Rouge, La. He's also apologized to the injured officer.

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