CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A shoplifting suspect who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer earlier this year has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office says 42-year-old Darnell Wilson pleaded guilty on Friday to second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, felony stealing and resisting arrest.
Wilson was shot by a Des Peres officer on Jan. 14 after he tried to hit the officer with his car. Police were responding to a report of shoplifting at a store in the West County Center mall.
Police said at the time that the officer feared for his life when he shot Wilson once in the arm.