Man Sentenced In Police-Involved Shooting Trial

A man who survived being shot by a police officer has been sentenced for aggravated assault.

Jamell Donuell Brooks was sentenced to 20 years and a $5,000 fine Monday in 30th District Court. His was found guilty Friday of one charge of aggravated assault of a police officer.

Police said they received a 911 call on September 10, 2011 about shots being fired in front of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Austin.

Sgt. Brian Sheehan, 41, was in the area and told dispatchers he would check it out. There he found people arguing in the street and 31-year-old Brooks walking away. Sheehan said he saw Brooks had a gun and told him to stop, but Brooks ignored him.

Police said Brooks got to the front door of an apartment when Sheehan caught up with him. They said Brooks then turned to point the gun at Sheehan. The Sergeant fired one shot, entering his abdomen, exiting then hitting the suspect in the arm. Brooks was sent to United Regional where he recovered