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.