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California Man Sentenced in Shootout with 2 Officers

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man is being sentenced to nearly 30 years in federal prison for assaulting a federal ranger and a California highway patrolman.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento says 61-year-old Brent Douglas Cole of Nevada County was sentenced to 29 years and seven months in prison on Friday.

Cole was convicted in February of wounding both officers during a shootout near a remote campsite nine miles north of Nevada City last summer.

The ranger was shot in the left shoulder and the CHP officer in the right leg.

Cole was shot several times but federal prosecutors say he surrendered only after he ran out of ammunition.

He was charged with wounding officers with a deadly weapon and firing a gun during a violent crime.