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Man gets life in prison for shooting Anne Arundel County police officer

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 18:15:19-04

An Annapolis man will serve life in prison for the April 2015 shooting of Cpl. Larry Adams, an Anne Arundel County police officer.

Judge William C. Mulford Monday sentenced Colvin White, 31, to life plus 20 years, with all but 55 years suspended.

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White pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence for shooting Adams on April 10, 2015.

Adams was on routine patrol around 2 a.m. when he encountered a van on the side of the road. Adams approached the passenger, Danielle Blake, 30, of Severn, who was the lone occupant at the time.

Blake said their van had run out of gas and the driver had gone into the East College Parkway 7-Eleven nearby. Intending to give the driver $5 for gas, Adams parked at the 7-Eleven, where an employee alerted him to a suspicious man outside the store. 

Adams saw White lurking in a hoodie and dark clothing around the side of the store, and when he asked for White’s ID, White resisted and then ran off.

Adams chased White into a wooded area between the 7-Eleven and a BGE substation, and White hid behind a tree. 

As Adams moved into the wooded area, White stepped from behind a tree and ambushed him, shooting at him twice and hitting him once in the neck.

White left with his girlfriend, Blake, who was waiting in the van. 

Blake pleaded guilty in October to serving as an accessory-after-the-fact in the shooting, and to transporting a handgun in a vehicle. She is scheduled to be sentenced June 13.

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