Man sentenced to 20 years in the shooting of off-duty jail officer

Newport News
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man convicted of malicious wounding in the shooting of an off-duty jail officer has been sentenced.

Ronzel Dixie has been sentenced to 20 years for a malicious wounding charge during a shooting that occurred in 2017.

Police arrested Dixie after they were called to a shooting on Nov. 8, 2017. There, they found a 39-year-old man, an employee at Hampton Roads Regional Jail, shot multiple times and was seriously injured.

The victim has since recovered.

Dixie was not found guilty of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He is set to go on trial for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on August 20.

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