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Man pleaded guilty to attempted murder
A Manchester man has been sentenced to 20 to 80 years in prison for shooting at an officer during a pursuit last year.
The Hillsborough County attorney’s office says 22-year-old Garrett Gauthier pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and nine other charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest.
The shooting happened April 12, 2013, when Gauthier ran from a car during a traffic stop. He shot at Officer Aaron Brown from a distance of 7 to 10 yards and missed, then continued running.
Gauthier’s attorney argued that his client should be sentenced to 15 to 40 years and told the judge Gauthier had a major drug addiction that had spiraled out of control.
The judge agreed with the prosecution’s recommendation.