A 34-year-old man accused of shooting a Westminster police officer during a routine traffic stop has been sentenced to 96 years in prison.
The Denver Post reports Larry Lynn Gomez was sentenced Friday for shooting Derek Rogers last November. About 50 police officers attended the hearing.
Prosecutors say Gomez leaned out of his car during the traffic stop, shot the officer and sped away. Rogers did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Gomez, who was convicted in September of attempted murder of a police officer and first-degree assault, also is accused of shooting at Denver police officers during a traffic stop the night before Rogers pulled him over.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.