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20 Years Behind Bars for Man Who Fired on Police

20 Years Behind Bars for Man Who Fired on Police

The Boston Herald via YellowBrix

June 16, 2011

WORCESTER — A Worcester man has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for shooting at four police officers who were trying to arrest him.

One officer was struck by a bullet fragment.

Anthony Burns pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 15 charges, including four counts of assault to murder, and weapons charges. Burns was sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison and 10 years of probation upon release.

Police say the 21-year-old Burns fired several shots on police on Nov. 16 as they tried to apprehend him on a probation violation connected to car breaks. Officers fired back, striking Burns twice.

Burns’ sister told The Telegram & Gazette that her brother fired into the air and was a “crack shot” who could have hit police if he intended to.

© Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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    uncledennis1

    about 3 years ago

    23296 Comments

    Sentence way to light. Hard 40 would be more in line. Scumbag.

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    Bnshape

    about 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    He should be sentenced 16 to 20 yrs for each officer...
    Sis, your brother is a piece of crap and
    \that's an insult to crap.

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    JohnSmith338

    about 3 years ago

    52 Comments

    Sorry, sis. Your brother couldn't hit anything but the pipe. He shoots at cops NOT expecting to hit them???? Riiiight....

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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    50486 Comments

    Still not enough time.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Its good to know this individual is now behind bars.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Crackpot, maybe. He's headed to the Crackpot Hotel, which is where he belongs.

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    Tetra021

    about 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    He's no crackshot. He shoots crack and then shoots in random directions "hoping" to hit somebody.

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    sniper635

    about 3 years ago

    824 Comments

    If he is such a, "Crack shot", and shot into the air, and did not fire in the direction of the officers, then how did an officer get injured by bullet fragments? Sounds like he's a, "Crackhead", shot...twice (by officers).

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    wiseass0282

    about 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    Glad to here he is behind bars where he belongs.

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    CDG59263

    about 3 years ago

    100 Comments

    Her brother was a "crack shot"? Sounds more like a ceacked pot shooting at four officers. Should be removed from the gene pool.

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