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Man shot, wounded by police gets 12-year prison sentence

BUTLER, N.J. - (AP) -- A man who dressed as an old woman to evade police and was later shot and wounded by officers after he pointed a loaded shotgun at them is now headed to state prison.

Dylan Howard received a 12-year sentence Tuesday. Morris County prosecutors say the 25-year-old Butler man had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, burglary, shoplifting and weapons charges.

Howard was shot four times inside his grandparents' home in March 2016. Police went there after residents reported seeing a man disguised as an old woman.

Authorities say Howard was shot by a Butler officer after he moved his hand toward the trigger of a shotgun and refused to drop it. A county grand jury reviewed the shooting and determined the officer used justifiable force.

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