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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.

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