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updated: 8/22/2011 6:10 PM

Man gets 60-year sentence for shooting detective

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Associated Press

A Cook County judge has sentenced a man to 60 years in prison for the 2007 attempted murder of a Chicago police detective.

According to prosecutors, Detective Patrick Johnson and his partner were investigating South Side gang activity when they tried to stop Bobby Selvie and two other men to ask them questions. The men ran and the detectives chased them to Selvie's house, where the 27-year-old fired, striking Johnson in the back.

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Johnson on Monday read a statement to the court saying he lost confidence following the shooting but regained the strength to return to work.

Selvie's brother, 38-year-old Michael Selvie, was sentenced to 55 years in prison last year in the 2006 slaying of Willie B. Posey, a bodyguard of former Bears defensive back Tank Johnson.

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