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Man who shot at police officer gets 55-year sentence

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 16:18:45-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A 33-year-old Indianapolis man who shot at a city police officer in 2016 has received a 55-year prison sentence.

Michael Swafford was convicted in December on charges of Attempted Murder and Resisting Law Enforcement.

The Marion County Prosecutor says Swafford shot at IMPD Officer Christopher Maher in March 8, 2016 during a chase on the city southeast side.

Police say Maher, a 14-year veteran, had glass shards in his left hand, but was not shot during the incident.

Swafford was arrested two-weeks later at a gas station on the Indianapolis southwest side.

Police say a .50 caliber handgun and drugs were found during a search of Swafford.

Swafford was sentenced to 35-years for the attempted murder of a police officer and 20-years for being a habitual offender.