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Florida Man Gets 30 Years For Shooting Officer, Stealing Car

TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man was sentenced for shooting and wounding a police officer after stealing a car.

29-year-old Terrese Colston will spend the next 30 years in federal prison.

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Mugshot for 29-year-old Terrese Colston. (Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

Court records show that Colston was sentenced Wednesday. He's convicted of carjacking and brandishing a firearm.

Authorities say Colston forced a driver out of his parked car at gunpoint in Lakeland last July.

An officer spotted the stolen car several hours later and attempted a traffic stop. Colston tried to speed away but crashed and fled on foot.

The officer tried to subdue Colstron with a stun gun, and Colston shot the officer in the face. The wounded officer returned fire, hitting Colston in the leg.

Other officers arrived and took Colston into custody.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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