Man sentenced in shooting of Salt River officers

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A Scottsdale man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in the shooting of two officers on the Salt River Indian Reservation.

Micah Sobori Moquino pleaded guilty in September to one count of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix.

Prosecutors say he shot the two Salt River Police Department sergeants with a semi-automatic pistol in November 2013. One suffered a permanent injury to his hand, while the other had a leg injury. The officers had been responding to a report of a fight.

Other charges against the 20-year-old Moquino were dropped as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Moquino is a member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

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