Cop shooter gets 85 years in prison

March 13, 2008 6:31:29 PM PDT
A man convicted of shooting two Egg Harbor Township police officers and firing at a third has been sentenced to 85 years in state prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Blank of Egg Harbor was told Thursday that he must serve 85 percent of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Blank was found guilty in January on 13 counts, including three counts of attempted murder.

The shooting took place after a traffic stop on the Black Horse Pike on July 13, 2006.

Officers Christopher Leary and Clear Constantino were wounded after a scuffle with the suspect, who also fired at a third officer and missed.

Blank was captured five hours later in nearby woods.