Sask. man receives five-year sentence after Highway 16 shooting

By Bre McAdam
May 15, 2013 - 6:27am

A Saskatchewan man who was shot by RCMP after leading them on a chase down Highway 16 will spend five years in prison.

Derek Marlon Cote, 35, pleaded guilty to several charges Tuesday in Saskatoon Provincial Court. He received a three-year sentence for two break and enters in the Watrous area on April 26, which was the reason police were pursuing him.

The chase came to a head near Clavet when police stopped the car and shot Cote, who was injured and taken to the hospital. The reason for that shot is currently under investigation.

Cote received another two years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and pointing a firearm. A number of initial charges were dropped, including assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

Two women who were in the care with Cote, Erin Tootoosis and Karen Hillmer, also face stolen property charges. They will appear in court in June.

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