Aaron Purnell will serve 28 years in prison.
A 31-year-old Harrington man pled guilty and was sentenced in Superior Court on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
In July 2016, Delaware state troopers responded to a call of a man with a gun at the Alder Run Apartments, just south of Dover. Aaron Purnell, a man fitting the description, ran from the first trooper to arrive, and as the officer gave chase, fired a single shot at him. He missed. The trooper returned fire but also missed, and Purnell was taken into custody following a lengthy foot chase.
A Superior Court judge sentenced Purnell to 28 years in prison, followed by two years of probation. Deputy Attorney General Steve Welch prosecuted the case.