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Cop shooter sentenced to eight years in jail

Published: 10:29AM Friday November 16, 2012 Source: ONE News

The man who shot at a police officer has been sentenced to eight years and three months in prison.

Murray Toleafoa, 30, pleaded guilty to using a firearm against a police constable at the High Court in Auckland in October.

He must serve a minimum of five years behind bars.

Toleafoa shot at the policeman after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over on Auckland's Mayoral Drive on June 1.

He fired the pistol, similar to a police Glock, which narrowly missed the officer before hitting a concrete wall across the road.

The officer sustained a gunshot burn to his forearm.

Toleafoa was arrested more than a week later at a central city supermarket along with two associates.

The 20-year-old woman allegedly driving the car when the shooting occurred, Nadia Bell, 20 is facing a charge of being party to unlawful possession of a pistol.