Officer shoots knife-wielding burglar
The Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A 25-year-old man admits he tried to attack an upstate New York police officer with a knife during a foiled burglary.
Michael Allen of Syracuse pleaded guilty in Onondaga County Court to charges of burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief and menacing a police officer. Judge Anthony Aloi promised Allen a sentence of no more than six years in prison. Sentencing was set Tuesday for May 23.
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Allen was shot and wounded by Syracuse Police Officer Arthur Williams in January when he refused to drop a knife he was holding. Police had caught Allen breaking into a home. Williams said he ordered Allen to drop the knife three times. When Allen rushed forward, Williams fired five shots, hitting Allen once in the arm. Williams was unharmed.