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Man shot by police pleads guilty to being felon with weapon

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man shot by police two years ago in South Carolina has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a weapon on the night he was wounded.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that 58-year-old Michael Jones faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced later.

Authorities say Irmo police were called to the home in July 2015 by Jones’ family, who said he was trying to cut his grandson with a piece of glass.

Investigators say Jones opened a bedroom door with a rifle in his hands and pointed the gun at officers after they tried to shock him with a Taser. He was wounded by several gunshots.

Irmo Police Chief Don Perry says prosecutors cleared the officers in November 2015.

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