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Man Who Shot At Officer Sentenced To Life In Prison

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A Savannah man found guilty of shooting at a police officer nearly three years ago was sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years on Tuesday. 34 year old Steven Douglas Broadus will not be eligible for parole. Broadus was convicted of: Armed Robbery, Hijacking a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Crime (3 Counts), Aggravated Assault on Police Officer, Fleeing to Elude Police Officer, Possession of Marijuana w/Intent to Distribute on May 17th.

Assistant District Attorney Jerry Rothschild told the Jury that on the evening of July 24, 2010, Broadus was picked up by a man looking to purchase marijuana at an Enmark Station on Skidaway Road. The man drove away from the Enmark and into a police checkpoint in Thunderbolt near the Shell Road area. As the car approached the Police Checkpoint, Rothschild says Broadus ordered the man from his vehicle at gunpoint and sped away from the checkpoint. Metro Police Officer Chris Tucker chased the fleeing vehicle in his squad car. After a brief high speed chase through a residential neighborhood, Broadus lost control of the truck and fishtailed the truck onto

Lorraine Road; striking a fire hydrant and a tree. Broadus fired four shots at Ofc Chris Tucker, as he fled the vehicle. One shot struck Ofc Tucker in the lower abdomen; stopped from injuring the officer when the bullet hit the Taser on his service belt.

Ofc Tucker returned fire and struck Broadus in the chest. Broadus fled the scene and was later apprehended at Memorial University Medical Center, where he sought treatment for the wounds he sustained. Investigators gathered evidence at the scene including a .38 caliber revolver, Marijuana packaged for individual sale, a scale and blood that matched the defendant's DNA.

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