Man Who Fired at St. Louis Police Gets More Time in Prison

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The man who got only 4 years in prison for firing a semi automatic rifle at police is getting even more prison time.

21-year-old Ronnell Hood will now go to prison for an additional 8 years, though he has already served 3 awaiting trial.

The extra sentence was tacked on because Hood was on a probation violation for an earlier offense when he shot at police.

KMOX talked to Jeff Rooda, Business Manager for the St. Louis Police Officer’s Association after the original sentence who said he was shocked and insulted by the punishment.

“He was unable to kill our police officers. That was clearly his intention and four years in prison for that act insults the job that my officers do out there every day,” Roorda told KMOX. “Four years for trying to kill cops is a slap on the wrist.”

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