Court cuts man’s sentence for shooting at police

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has reduced a northern Indiana man’s 13-year sentence for an incident in which he fired shots at police officers during a traffic stop.

The court vacated two of Christopher Duncan’s five convictions Friday for the August 2011 shooting and reduced the 49-year-old Logansport man’s sentence by one year.

The Pharos-Tribune reports Duncan fired at officers when he was a passenger in a car pulled over in Logansport for a traffic violation.

His attorney argued Duncan didn’t intentionally fire at officers but did so reflexively after being shot with a stun gun.

Duncan appealed all five of his convictions. The court vacated his convictions for pointing a firearm and identity deception for identifying himself to police and jail staff with a false name. 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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