35 Years in Prison For Man Who Shot Waseca Police Officer
Waseca, MN (KROC-AM News) - Consecutive prison sentences totaling 35 years were handed down today to the man who shot and critically wounded Waseca Police Officer Aric Matson.
38-year-old Tyler Janovsky was also ordered to pay over $450,000 in restitution when he was sentenced this afternoon in Waseca County Court on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He entered guilty pleas to the charges in July through a plea agreement that resulted in the dismissal of a third attempted murder count and a firearm-related charge.
Janovsky was arrested after Waseca Officer Arik Matson was shot in the head the night of January 6th. He and other officers were responding to a suspicious person report when they found themselves being fired at by a man who had climbed on the roof of a garage.
Officer Matson, who was among those who gave victim impact statements at today's sentencing hearing, was finally able to return to his home on October 19th after spending months in Nebraska rehabilitation center undergoing intensive therapy that followed lifesaving surgery. He still faces a long road to recovery and significant challenges with everyday tasks.