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BLOOMINGDALE (AP) — A man who was thrown out of a DuPage County store after urinating in a bottle has been sentenced to six years in prison for shooting an employee.

Investigators say Keonte Griffin shot the loss-prevention officer when he tried to regain entry to a Burlington Coat Factory store in Bloomingdale. Griffin and the employee were shot during a struggle before police arrived at Stratford Square Mall in June 2018.

The injuries were not life-threatening.

The 24-year-old Griffin has been in custody since his arrest. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He was in a DuPage County court Friday.

The Associated Press