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Man gets 50 years for shooting Illinois cop – NBC Chicago

A man convicted of shooting a Decatur police officer last year, sparking a police chase and a standoff, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

A Macon County judge sentenced Marcus D. Boykin, 40, on Friday to 50 years for his attempted murder conviction and an additional 36 years for various weapons offenses and other charges. These sentences will run concurrently with Boykin’s 50-year prison sentence.

A jury convicted Boykin in February of attempted murder for the June 2021 shooting of Decatur police officer Chris Snyder, the (Decatur) Herald & Review reported.

During his trial, jurors heard that Boykin drove up to Snyder’s parked patrol car and fired a single shot at him from near point-blank range.

Boykin was arrested following a police pursuit and confrontation with officers.

More than 20 police officers filled the public gallery for Friday’s hearing, including Snyder, Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel and Macon County Sheriff Jim Root.

“When something like this happens to one of us, we all feel it, we suffer, we all suffer from the emotional aspects of a situation like this,” Brandel said after Friday’s hearing.

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