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Man sentenced for shooting Monroe officer who fell into coma

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Posted at 11:46 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 23:46:28-05

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Ypsilanti man was sentenced Thursday to serve 25 to 50 years in prison under a plea agreement for a shooting that injured a Monroe police officer and put her in a coma.

Twenty-one-year-old Kordney McDonald pleaded no contest in November to charges of assault with intent to murder, carjacking and assaulting/resisting a police officer causing serious impairment.

Cpl. Renae Peterson was shot on a busy Monroe street on May 24, 2020, while investigating a carjacking. Two bullets struck Peterson below her protective vest.

Monroe County Prosecutor Michael Roehrig say she underwent numerous surgeries and spent 17 days in a coma,.