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Man gets 87-year prison term in police shooting

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Joseph J. Sandoval Joseph J. Sandoval

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 87 years in prison for a three-hour gun battle with police at a Phoenix trailer park in 2011.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old Joseph J. Sandoval was sentenced Friday and must serve 72 years before being eligible for parole.

Police responded to a 911 call about a suspected trespassing at an abandoned trailer on Nov. 26, 2011.

As officers surrounded the trailer, they say Sandoval fired on them and struck a nearby occupied trailer where children were hiding.

One policeman was shot twice but survived.

A grand jury indicted Sandoval in December 2011 on charges of attempted first-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm and endangerment.

A jury convicted him on all counts and 65 factors in aggravation.

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