Man gets 28 to 60 years in shots fired at police officer

Shawn McCoy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A man convicted of shooting at a Harrisburg police officer during a high-speed chase last year has been sentenced to 28 to 60 years in prison.

Dauphin County Judge Scott Evans said Wednesday that 20-year-old Shawn McCoy showed “total disregard” for life and safety during the April 2015 chase following an armed robbery near a Harrisburg cafe.

PennLive.com reports that the judge said “This shoot-em-up mentality … is reminiscent of something I’ve seen on television.”

Jurors in June convicted McCoy of robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer, illegal gun possession and conspiracy but acquitted him of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

Defense attorney Paul Kovatch said his client insists he wasn’t the shooter and asked Evans to consider the much shorter terms imposed on two co-defendants.

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