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New Jersey man shot by police is sentenced

5-29-14

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who was shot through the eye by a Jersey City police sergeant in 2010 has been sentenced to prison following a guilty verdict in his case.

Kwadir Felton was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Thursday in state Superior Court in Jersey City.

A jury in November found the 22-year-old guilty on all counts, including aggravated assault and other offenses.

Felton was shot on Jan. 10, 2010 by an officer who was working undercover on a gang task force.

The officer testified that he was in an unmarked vehicle when Felton approached and pointed a gun at him. The officer shot Felton through the car window. Police say a weapon was recovered at the scene.

Felton’s family insists it was a case of mistaken identity.