Greeley man shot after lunging at police gets 88 years

Posted at 4:44 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 18:44:55-04

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A 27-year-old man shot twice by a Greeley police officer has been sentenced to 88 years in prison for 10 convictions that mostly stemmed from a confrontation with officers.

The Greeley Tribune reports that Joseph Perez was sentenced this past week by District Judge Thomas Quammen.

Perez was found guilty in January of various charges, including first-degree assault on a police office.

Eight of the 10 criminal charges Perez was found guilty of stemmed from Jan. 25, 2016, when Greeley police say he lunged at them with a knife.

Addressing the court, Joseph apologized and thanked the officers who responded that night.


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