Fort Wayne man gets 90 years for firing at officer

Daniel Spells mug shot (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)
Daniel Spells mug shot (Photo courtesy: Allen County Sheriff's Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 34-year-old Fort Wayne man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for repeatedly firing a gun during a scuffle with a police officer.

The Journal Gazette reports Daniel Spells Jr. was sentenced Tuesday. He was convicted last month of attempted murder, carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, resisting law enforcement and being a habitual offender.

Police say Fort Wayne police Officer Treven Brown was responding to a report of a domestic dispute last year and Spells matched the description of the man police were looking for. Police said Spells pulled a .45-caliber handgun and fired two shots at Brown, then continued to fire as the two scuffled. Brown sustained slight hand injuries.
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