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Arvon Brown sentenced for shooting Officer Joseph Haman

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Arvon Brown.

St. Louis (KSDK) - A man who shot a police officer eight times has been sentenced.

Arvon Lamont Brown, 26, pleaded guilty in September to assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful use of a weapon/discharging a weapon from a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and armed criminal action.

On Friday, Brown was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer, 30 years in prison for armed criminal action, 30 years in prison for unlawful use of a weapon/discharging a weapon from a motor vehicle, and four years in prison for resisting arrest.

Brown was arrested in May 2010 after fleeing from the scene where Officer Joseph Haman was repeatedly shot and left for dead in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station at Grand and Natural Bridge.

The courtroom was packed with officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, including Officer Haman, who survived the ambush and was later award the Medal of Valor by the department.

Officer Haman said he retired from law enforcement because he can no longer physically meet the challenges due to the injuries he incurred during the shooting.

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