Man Gets 20 Years to Life for Shooting at 2 NYPD Officers


A 57-year-old former soldier who prosecutors say was disguised in a fake beard when he shot at two New York City police officers in 2011 has been sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison.

Antonio Olmeda was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to attempted murder charges.

Authorities say the officers approached Olmeda in December 2011, after a bystander said he looked suspicious. Prosecutors say he fired three shots and took off. No one was injured.

Olmeda was arrested after investigators matched his DNA to the fake beard and glasses he left behind.

He previously was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for weapons crimes. Prosecutors say he had a hit list naming a federal judge and two defense lawyers he wanted to kill.