Shooting anybody can get you throw behind bars for years. Shooting cops will get you locked longer than forever. The latter is the fate dealt to a Chicago gang member yesterday (April 11). Judge Nicholas Ford sentenced Alvis Holley, 28, to 100 years in prison for non-fatally shooting two police officers on July 18, 2011 shooting in a West Garfield Park alley. Holley is a member of the Black Souls, a gang founded in Garfield Park in 1962 by “King Wee.”
The officers observed a drug transaction in an alley in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street. Holley walked up to the passenger side of the police car, and officers told him to put his hands on the hood of the car after he couldn’t tell them what he was doing or where he lived, according to the statement.
Holley began to fight with the officers and pulled out a loaded .22 caliber gun and shot twice, grazing one officer in the left temple and left bicep and shooting the other in the head, according to the statement.
Holley later confessed to detectives, but told them that he had been attacked from behind by an unknown person and shot to protect himself.
Both officers still have bullets inside their bodies from the incident. One of the officers “has been disabled from working as a police officer,” according to the statement.