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Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder in shooting of Minneapolis police officer

Olivia Spies, 12, crossed the courtroom gripping a lined piece of notebook paper and gathered her strength. Her father stood beside her, gently placing a hand on her back as she conveyed the pain their family endured when a stranger shot and wounded him in the line of duty last summer.

"What he did was horrific and devastating to me - and I will never forgive him," she told the judge, recounting the day Minneapolis police officer Jacob Spies took a bullet to the shoulder. "My dad is a hero and does many courageous things for people he doesn't even know."

Fredrick Davis Jr., 19, of Minneapolis, received a 12-year prison sentence and was convicted of attempted second-degree intentional murder during an emotional hearing Thursday, packed with uniformed police officers and command staff.


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