Wamego man sentenced for shooting at motel

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — A man who was wounded by police after firing shots at a Kansas motel has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The Manhattan Mercury reports 34-year-old Dustin Monroe, of Wamego, told the judge at Thursday’s proceeding that he was ashamed of himself.

Monroe pleaded no contest in May to charges including aggravated assault on an officer.

Police were called to the Quality Inn in Manhattan last Dec. 10 and found Monroe outside, firing a shotgun into the air and at the building.

Officers shot Monroe several times after he fired at them. No one else was injured.

A defense witness said Thursday that Monroe had been suffering from a drug-related delusion that he was being pursued by the “Mexican mafia” and was firing shots to attract police attention.


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