Man heading to prison for firing gun at officers during raid


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man is heading to prison for firing at Columbus police officers during a drug raid in April 2015.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2aYrTES ) 20-year-old Scott Dixon Jr. pleaded guilty to felonious assault, illegally possessing a gun and receiving stolen property and was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years behind bars.

Authorities say Dixon fired a gun toward officers from the back door of a house as officers were entering the front door with a search warrant. Investigators say an officer fired one round from a shotgun into the house.

No one was injured.

Prosecutors say a .22-caliber gun was near Dixon when he was taken into custody. Authorities say he told detectives the gun was his and he fired because he thought the house was being robbed.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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