Erie Man Sentenced to 25-50 Years for Two Counts of Attempted Murder of Law Enforcement Officer
The Erie man who was convicted of firing a gun at Erie Police in January 2017 will spend at least 25 years behind bars.
Deandre Tate, 32, was sentenced to serve 25 to 50 years in prison. The sentence was imposed by Judge John Mead Monday morning.
Tate was convicted June 21 of two counts each of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in the first degree, assault of a law enforcement officer and recklessly endangering another person, plus firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a weapon and fleeing from an officer.
It started when officers tried to stop Tate's car at East 6th and Ash but turned into a chase that ended at the Soldiers and Sailors Home in east Erie, according to police.
Tate then got out of his still-moving car and fired several shots in the direction of officers, police said.
They were not injured but returned fire, hitting Tate at least two times.
Tate had been free on bond but was taken back into custody after he was convicted in June.