Man Gets Life For Wounding Cop

From 2013 incident

Patrick Gentry
November 17, 2018 - 10:20 am

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of shooting and wounding a police officer in South Carolina in 2013.

News outlets reported a jury deliberated about 45 minutes Thursday before returning a guilty verdict on a charge of attempted murder against 32-year-old Mark Lorenzo Blake Jr.

The charge carries a maximum of 30 years in prison, but Circuit Judge William Keesley sentenced Blake to life under the ``three strikes'' law.

Blake did not deny shooting officer Cory Goldstein, but said he fired in self-defense.

Goldstein suffered wounds to his thigh, arm, shoulder and finger. Another bullet hit his ballistic vest.

Goldstein had tried to make a traffic stop involving Blake, who the officer said ran behind a motel and then exchanged fire with the officer.

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