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Milwaukee man gets 3 years prison in shooting incident

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man will spend three years in prison after he and his brother returned fire in a mob brawl.

26-year-old Steven Brooks then pointed a gun at a police officer as he was being chased -- and the officer shot him in the buttocks.

Circuit Judge J.D. Watts said Brooks was lucky to be alive, because the officer emptied his entire magazine during the pursuit. His lawyer said doctors could not remove the one bullet that struck Brooks, and he must use a wheelchair or crutches to get around.

The incident happened July 13th.

Officers later discovered that Brooks was carrying a handgun that was stolen in suburban West Allis. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and bail jumping.

A charge of pointing a gun at law enforcement was dropped in a plea deal.