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Man gets 10 years in prison for the shooting of Georgia officer

VALDOSTA, Georgia. – A man who shot Georgia a police officer to lure him into an ambush with a 911 call, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The Valdosta Daily Times reports that a judge sentenced the 22-year-old Stephen Beck on Monday. Beck pleaded guilty in March to a charge of attempted murder in the shooting of Anchorage police officer Randall Hancock.

Authorities said Hancock was shot last year while responding to a call about a car burglary in the apartments where Beck lived. The officer returned fire and wounded Beck. Both men have survived.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Beck later told investigators he wanted the police to kill him.

Hancock said Monday he is back to doing police work and that he harbors “no ill,” in the direction of Beck.

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