Man gets 35 years for shooting, wounding Minnesota officer

Minnesota DOC

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.