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Bluefield man gets 10 years for shooting informant

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A judge levied a 10-year sentence on a Bluefield man who shot a confidential informant after discovering he was working for police.

U.S. District Judge David A. Faber sentenced Shawn T. Anderson, 36, Tuesday on charges of carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

In October, Anderson admitted that he met the informant near Bluefield and fired several shots at him. One of the bullets hit him in the hand, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Anderson was trying to scare the informant out of cooperating with the police. The case was prosecuted as part of Goodwin's Bluefield Pill Initiative, the release states.


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