Ex Marine sentenced for shooting at CHP officer

A former Marine has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison for shooting at a California Highway Patrol officer after a 2009 freeway chase in El Cajon.

The Los Angeles Times reports Edward Michael Forney was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer. The officer was not hurt in the August 2009 incident.

Forney was a passenger in a car that a CHP officer attempted to pull over on suspicion of drunken driving.

Prosecutors say Forney shot at the officer as the driver, Charles Neal, sped away.

Neal pleaded guilty to felony evading arrest and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Forney was stationed at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego at the time of the incident.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com