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Man gets 40 years in Frederick shooting

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 3:20pm  ET

FREDERICK, Md. - A Howard County man has been sentenced in Frederick to 40 years in prison for wounding a man and shooting at a police officer in 2005.

The Frederick News-Post ( http://bit.ly/SXgAOo) reports that 28-year-old Charles Moore Jr. was sentenced Thursday. A Frederick County jury convicted him in September of attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and use of a handgun in a violent crime.

It was Moore's third trial for the wounding of Romell Allen and an ensuing a shootout with Frederick Police Sgt. Wayne Trapp in 2005.

Moore's first conviction, in 2006, was overturned because of jury selection problems. His second trial last year ended in a mistrial when the jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.

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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com


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