OROVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man paralyzed by an officer’s bullet during a traffic stop in Northern California has been sentenced to spend 13 years in state prison.
The Chico Enterprise-Record reported Friday that Jeremy Hunter was paralyzed from the shoulders down during the 2015 traffic stop near Oroville.
Authorities say he reached for a revolver in his waistband, drawing fire from an officer. A bullet from his gun was found lodged in his car door.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey says 39-year-old Hunter had a long history of dangerous behavior.
Hunter pleaded guilty to felony resisting and using a weapon.
Defense attorney Therese Cannata tells The Associated Press on Saturday Hunter also suffers from infections and could die in prison.
Cannata says a shorter sentence or probation would have been more just.