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Man Gets Life For Shooting Gardena Police Officer

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TORRANCE (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a Gardena police officer two years ago has been sentenced to life in state prison.

Trevon Willis, 24, of Carson, was sentenced Thursday for the August 2008 attack. Los Angeles County prosecutors
say he shot Gardena Officer Eric Hyde twice in the leg from an alley behind a strip mall. Willis was arrested later that day.

He was convicted last year of attempted murder on a peace officer, assault and possession of a firearm by a felon. Jurors found true an allegation that the shooting was a gang crime.

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