Janovsky gets 35 years for Matson shooting

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — A man was sentenced Friday to the maximum 35 years in prison for shooting Waseca police officer Arik Matson in the head, leaving him severely injured.

Tyler Robert Janovsky gave a brief apology before he was sentenced in Waseca County court. He said he hopes Officer Matson makes a full recovery. Janovsky shot Matson and fired at two other officers on January 6 as the officers were responding to a report of a suspicious person.

Matson spent months in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. He told the court on Friday that his life has been changed forever by the shooting.

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