Man gets 6 years for shooting at tribal officer

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A 37-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for firing shots at a tribal police officer and wounding the officer’s dog.

John Bradshaw was sentenced May 22 for leading Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation police officer John Hurla on an eight-mile car chase after the officer tried to stop him in December for having an illegal license plate.

The chase ended when Bradshaw’s car bottomed out on a gravel road. Bradshaw then shot and wounded Hurla’s police dog.

When Bradshaw fired shots at Hurla, the officer returned fire before Bradshaw surrendered. Hurla wasn’t hurt, and Bradshaw sustained minor injuries.

Bradshaw was convicted in April on several charges, including attempted intentional second-degree murder and eluding a law enforcement officer.

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