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MURPHYSBORO — A Belleville man who pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm was sentenced Thursday to serve eight years in prison.

Jeremy I. Spivey

Spivey

Jeremy Spivey, 30, pleaded guilty in November to the Class 1 felony that stemmed from an October 2017 shooting. The incident ended when a Carbondale police officer fired at Spivey, injuring him.

Spivey was also sentenced to serve two years of mandatory supervised release following his prison term, according to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr.

The news release states that witnesses told police that, at about 2 a.m. Oct. 21, 2017, Spivey and some friends arrived at the now-closed Curbside Grill in Carbondale and parked their car in the alley behind the building. Someone in another car called out to them; Spivey argued with a man in that vehicle, then drew a gun and began shooting at him.

Carbondale Police Patrol Sgt. Guy Draper, who was on foot patrol nearby, heard the shots. He approached the area and saw Spivey firing "in rapid succession," according to the news release. Draper fired his service weapon and hit Spivey twice. Spivey was treated at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, then transferred to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. Police retrieved the gun he was firing at the scene.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Draper later received a Valor Award from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge for his actions during the shooting.

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