Charleston, Mo. man sentenced to life in prison for shooting at trooper in 2017

Charleston, Mo. man sentenced to life in prison for shooting at trooper in 2017

CHARLESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting at a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.

Demarcus Owens, 29, received a life sentence plus 15 years in a New Madrid County courtroom on Tuesday afternoon, January 14.

A jury convicted Owens in November 2019 for shooting at a trooper who attempted to pull him over in March 2017 for driving without a front license plate.

Court documents showed that Owens admitted in an interview to firing shots at a trooper. He reportedly said he fired the shots in hopes that the officer would kill him.

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