Bouzi sentenced to 35 years in prison

Antoine Bouzi, found guilty last February of attempted murder in a July 2008 shotgun attack on an Evanston police officer, was sentenced earlier this month to 35 years in prison.

An Evanston police news release says Bouzi was sentenced Jan. 14 on charges of attempted murder of a police officer and discharge of a firearm. He reportedly will have to serve at least 85 percent of the 35 year sentence.

Bouzi, 20, of 1109 Pitner Ave., was arrested by Chicago police a few days after the incident, which occured shortly before 3 a.m. on July 29, 2008.

Evanston police responding to a report of a disturbance in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue confronted two men arguing in the street.

Police say one of the men, later identified as Bouzi, attempted to flee and then turned and fired two shots from a sawed-off shotgun, narrowly missing an officer and hitting a nearby building.

Officers recovered the shotgun, and interviews with witnesses led to Bouzi’s arrest.

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