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Ramon Bueno sentenced to nearly 100 years in prison in 2014 DPS trooper shooting

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jan 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 09:27:12-05

PHOENIX — Ramon Bueno has been sentenced to almost 100 years in prison after the October 2014 shooting of an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper.

Maricopa County Superior Court said during the trial that the jury was hung on an attempted murder charge, however, he was found guilty on "all other counts."

Bueno was found guilty on varying different charges, including counts of aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, and threatening and intimidating.

At Wednesday's hearing, a judge sentenced Bueno to varying sentences of up to 40 years each on multiple charges. Some of the charge sentences will be served concurrently with one another.

Trooper James Casey was blindsided by a bullet as he was taking information from a passenger during a traffic stop near McDowell Road and Interstate 17. Bueno was a passenger in the backseat of the stopped vehicle at the time.

The vehicle Bueno was in was pulled over for dark window tint.

Bueno and an accomplice were arrested in west Phoenix after a week-long manhunt.

Trooper Casey stopped by ABC15 Mornings Thursday, a day after Bueno was sentenced, to talk about the incident and his road to recovery. Watch the interview below.

Trooper James Casey, shot in the face during traffic stop, speaks out after sentencing of Ramon Bueno