Cop shooter gets long prison term

June 25, 2008 5:30:18 PM PDT
The sentence is 36 to 72 years for 20 year old Antonio Coulter. Coulter had pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Richard Decoatsworth in September of last year.

The shooting happened during a traffic stop in West Philadelphia.

The officer was hit in the face by a shotgun blast.

Decoatsworth has had 4 reconstructive surgeries since, and he will likely have more.

The officer has, however, returned to patrol duty.


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