Chicago-Area Man Sentenced 57 Years for Shooting Illinois State Trooper in 2019

Chicago-Area Man Sentenced 57 Years for Shooting Illinois State Trooper in 2019

CHICAGO (AP) – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 57 years in prison for shooting an Illinois state trooper in the arm in 2019 as the officer was serving a warrant at his home.

Forty-six-year-old Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling was sentenced Friday by a Cook County judge after being convicted in March of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated assault.

Prosecutors said he shot a trooper in the arm, causing a non-life-threatening wound, in August 2019 as officers were serving an arrest and search warrant for Dragan.

The warrant included allegations that Dragan pointed a handgun at another state trooper during a traffic stop the same day.

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