10-year prison term for man who shot Hillsboro cop
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- A man who wounded a Hillsboro police officer in a shootout pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other charges Wednesday and was sentenced to a 10-year prison term.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/uXn5I9 ) officers were making a welfare check on 46-year-old Sepp Dietrich Tokanaga in June 2010 because a Veterans Affairs doctor reported the Iraq War veteran was suicidal and talking about harming others.
Police say Tokanaga pulled a gun when he answered the door. In the ensuing shootout, an officer was hit in the shoulder and Tokanaga was wounded in the leg. Police found 35 guns in his home.
His defense lawyer said Tokanaga struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and reintegrating into civilian life.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com