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South Bend man gets 17 years in prison for pointing rifle at police

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A judge sentenced a man to 17 years in prison on Wednesday for pointing an assault rifle at South Bend police.

Eugene Sims, Jr. pleaded guilty to felony charges.

He admitted he pulled a gun on officers in December.

Police then shot him in the arm.

The judge also ordered that Sims’ rifle be destroyed.

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