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St. Louis man sentenced to life in prison for shooting officer

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A man who pled guilty to shooting a St. Louis police officer during a traffic stop in 2010 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Arvon Brown, 26, was sentenced to life in prison for assault, 30 years for armed criminal action, 30 years for discharging a firearm, and four years for resisting arrest. These sentences run concurrently, meaning Brown will serve less than 30 years in total.

Brown was arrested after allegedly shooting St. Louis police officer Joseph Haman at a Mobil gas station at Grand and Natural Bridge in May of 2010.

Officer Haman had stopped a car and was talking to the driver when Brown, who was in the back seat, allegedly opened fire. Brown fled the scene of the shooting, and was captured two days later following a manhunt.

Officer Haman was struck multiple times in the bulletproof vest. He survived the shooting, and was later awarded the Medal of Valor.

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