Abraham Mar yesterday was sentenced to 99 years in prison for firing at and wounding a Harlingen Police officer with a carbine.
His family and buddies say it was too much time, for a victim of the 'hood. (Link to video of interview now dead.)
Watch that video-- I count at least 8 shots fired, rapid fire from a short semi-automatic rifle of unknown caliber.
If the shots had caught the officer in the head or neck, he would have been killed, which would have been capital murder. Instead, the officer was merely wounded. Nothing that Mr. Mar did preserved the officer's life; it was simply luck that the officer wasn't killed by his intentional act.
The lenses used on cruiser videos tend to make very close objects appear fairly distant; I would estimate that Mr. Mar wasn't 20 feet from the officer he was shooting at.
None of his friends say what he did was wrong. Huh. It's NICE not to be living in Harlingen.