La. man gets 5 years in deputy shootings

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 8:04 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 8:20 AM
Source: Associated Press

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A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting two detectives when they tried to execute a search warrant at his home in 2008.

Ellis Henry Jr. pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a police officer with a firearm.

Authorities say Henry allegedly fired nine shots hitting one deputy in the knee, and another was shot in the calf.

The affidavit of probable cause says detectives obtained a no-knock search warrant after a confidential informant bought suspected crack cocaine from Henry.

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