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Kammeyer sentenced up to 10 years in prison

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Dec 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-16 13:54:30-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- The man who prompted a shooting inside the West Valley City Police Department's lobby was sentenced up to 10 years in prison Monday.

In October, James Ramsey Kammeyer, 40, pleaded guilty to threats of terrorism, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a restricted person-- all third degree felonies.

In April, Kammeyer walked into the lobby of the police station, demanded to speak with an officer face to face, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at a detective and receptionist.

The detective retreated into the bulletproof glass enclosure and called for backup. When officers arrived, one of them opened fire and shot Kammeyer twice in the arm.

Kammeyer's wife said he was trying to get killed by police. He has a history with the law, including a conviction for sexual abuse of a child. He also had a domestic incident the day before the incident at the West Valley City Police Department building, where he was charged with criminal mischief and two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child.

Kammeyer is due  back in court in January.