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Man convicted of wounding Phoenix officer gets 62 years

Brandon McCabe (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Brandon McCabe (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

A judge has sentenced a convicted felon in a 2013 shooting in which a Phoenix police officer was wounded.

Brandon McCabe will spend 62 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing.

McCabe was accused of shooting Officer Peter "Chris" Bennett the night of Jan. 6, 2013.  Bennett survived wounds to his face, right arm and right hip.

Police said Bennett approached McCabe in an area with a high burglary rate. They said McCabe ignored the officer's command and the two exchanged gunfire.

McCabe was arrested after being found hiding in a shed. He had gunshot wounds to both hands.

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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