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Man sentenced to 60 years for shooting 2 cops

A west suburban man was sentenced to 60 years in prison Tuesday for the 2010 shooting of two police officers — one of whom suffered permanent injuries.

Judge Carol Kipperman sentenced Rashaun Carlisle, 31, to 60 years in prison Friday, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. A jury convicted Carlisle, of Melrose Park, of five counts of attempted murder of a police officer in February.

Carlisle got into a fight with rival gang members in the parking lot of a liquor store in the 1600 block of North Mannheim Road in Stone Park about 2:30 a.m. on May 8, 2010, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

After the fight, Carlisle went home and got a double-barreled, sawed-off shotgun from his closet and loaded it with two shells, prosecutors said. He put two additional shells in his coat pocket and walked back to the scene of the fight.

Carlisle got back to the parking lot about 3 a.m. and found Stone Park police had cleared the area of all but one remaining person. He stood in the middle of Mannheim Road and fired two shots directly at the police officers, the state’s attorney’s office said.

One officer was struck in the face and neck, and was permanently disfigured. The other officer was struck in the chest.

After the shooting, Carlisle attempted to run away but was captured a short time later, according to prosecutors. The shotgun and one live shell were recovered.

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