Man who shot officer gets 21 years in prison

He fired at officers in Gresham 11 times

David Charlton remains in custody after shooting Fairview police officer Scott Shropshire on April 28, 2016. (Grasham Police)
David Charlton remains in custody after shooting Fairview police officer Scott Shropshire on April 28, 2016. (Grasham Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for shooting a police officer in the hip.

David Allen Charlton shown in a jail booking photo released by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 41-year-old David Charlton apologized at Wednesday’s sentencing in Multnomah County, but declined to say why he opened fire on the Fairview police officer when the officer tried to question him in April 2016. The officer has since returned to duty

Charlton was injured when police returned fire. He pleaded guilty to attempted murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm

Charlton was sentenced earlier this month to 10 years in federal prison for drug and weapons charges stemming from the incident. The federal sentence will run at the same time as the state sentence.