ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A man was sentenced Wednesday for pointing a gun at a police officer in early 2011.
Reagan Hess, of south St. Louis County, was sentenced to 110 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hess’ sentence was upgraded for pointing the firearm in question at a St. Louis Metropolitan Police officer.
According to officials, on February 22, 2011, officers saw Hess, 38, holding a handgun at his side. Hess ran and hid in an exterior basement stairwell nearby after seeing the police car.
Police said Hess then pointed the pistol at one of the officers. That’s when the officer fired a shot, hitting Hess in the leg.
He dropped the loaded .40 caliber pistol.
Hess, who has previously been convicted of multiple felony offenses, is by law not allowed to own or possess firearms.
Hess pled guilty in March to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.