Suspect who shot at Sheriff Deputies sentenced to 15 years in pr

Suspect who shot at Sheriff Deputies sentenced to 15 years in prison

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Leo Trujillo in court for sentencing Leo Trujillo in court for sentencing

YUMA, AZ- A man accused of opening fire at several Yuma County Sheriff Deputies will spend the maximum time behind bars.

Leo Robert Trujillo appeared nervous while awaiting his sentence in Yuma County Superior Court Friday.

Before Judge John Nelson sentenced Trujillo, he spoke before the court, "I'm sorry your honor for what I did" says Trujillo. "I'm glad that nobody else has been further hurt for what happened. I do feel like I was scared for my life. I understand and I regret my choices everyday" says Trujillo.

State prosecutors say deputies were serving a search warrant at Trujillo's Yuma apartment to retrieve weapons from a burglary back in September.

They say three of eight sheriff deputies were injured after Trujillo fired multiple rounds through his apartment door as they attempted to enter.

Trujillo said he didn't know they were deputies.

"I'm going to use this chance to change my life to better myself" says Trujillo. He goes on to say "I don't like this life anymore, I'm tired of it."

Some of Trujillo's family members broke out in tears when Judge Nelson ordered Trujillo to 15 years in prison for eight counts of aggravated assault.

Two of the sheriff deputies, who were victims, were also present to hear the sentence.

The court ordered Trujillo to pay restitution of nearly $22,000 for injuries and damages done to Yuma County.

Trujillo will be credited for 251 days that he's already served in jail since his arrest.

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