Fort Wayne man gets 90 years for firing at officer

Daniel Spells (Provided Photo/Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 34-year-old Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for repeatedly firing a gun during a scuffle with a police officer.

The Journal Gazette reports Daniel Spells Jr. was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted last month of attempted murder, carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement and being a habitual offender.

Police say Fort Wayne police Officer Treven Brown was responding to a report of a domestic dispute last year and Spells matched the description of the man police were looking for. Police said Spells pulled a .45-caliber handgun and fired two shots at Brown, then continued to fire as the two scuffled. Brown sustained slight hand injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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