(STMW) — One of two men convicted of shooting at a police officer during a foot chase in the West Pullman neighborhood in 2011 was sentenced to 37 years in prison Thursday.
Marvin Fields, 23, was previously convicted of attempted murder for the Jan. 12, 2011, incident in the 12000 block of South State Street, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Judge Dennis Porter sentenced Fields to 37 years in prison during a hearing Thursday, the statement said.
The night of the incident, police had responded about 9 p.m. to a call of a man with a gun, authorities said.
A Calumet District Tactical officer tried to interview a suspicious individual standing in a gangway, but the person ran, prosecutors said. During the chase he saw Fields and co-defendant Ronald Jackson running at him and told them to stop, prosecutors said.
Fields and Jackson fired several shots at the officer, who was dressed in tactical gear and had his badge visible, prosecutors said. The officer was not shot, but broke his hand diving behind a vehicle for cover.
The officer returned fire, according to police and prosecutors.
Other officers arrested Fields, while Jackson was later found hiding under a porch, prosecutors said. Jackson was also convicted in the case and is scheduled to be sentenced in May.
Authorities recovered two .40 caliber handguns and 15 spent shell casings at the scene, prosecutors said.
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