November 9, 2020
WASECA, Minn. (AP) – A man was sentenced Friday to the maximum 35 years in prison for shooting a southern Minnesota police officer in the head, leaving him severely injured.
Tyler Robert Janovsky (pictured) gave a brief apology before he was sentenced in Waseca County court.
He said he hopes Officer Arik 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.