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Ocean County Man Who Shot Cops During Search Sentenced To 45 Years

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of opening fire on police when they raided his southern New Jersey home has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Jaime Gonzalez will have to serve more than 29 years before his eligible for parole, under terms of the sentence imposed Friday in state Superior Court in Toms River.

An Ocean County jury convicted the 43-year-old Gonzalez in February on aggravated assault, attempted murder and numerous drug and weapons counts.

The incident occurred in September 2009 when officers raided Gonzalez’s home in Lakewood. Police say Gonzalez opened fire as they executed a no-knock search and wounded three officers. One, Officer Jonathan Wilson, was blinded in one eye and has since retired from the force.

Gonzalez suffered gunshot wounds in the confrontation.

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