LOWELL, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a home invasion during which his co-defendant was shot by police.

The Sun reports (http://bit.ly/2fARyWI ) that 46-year-old Christopher Covey was sentenced after pleading guilty to home invasion, kidnapping and impersonating a police officer among other charges.

Prosecutors say Covey and his co-defendant, 49-year-old Timothy Berry, posed as police officers while forcing their way inside a Lowell home in an attempt to steal $20,000.

Officer Buntha Kieng responded to the February 2016 home invasion. Police say Kieng shot Berry after he pointed a handgun at the officer.

The district attorney later determined the shooting was justified.

Berry suffered non-life threatening injuries. He has been convicted on related charges.


Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com