Man Who Shot at FBI Agents Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 27, 2011|
KANSAS CITY, KS—A Kansas City, Kan., man who shot at FBI agents has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Nicholas Henry, 28, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to kill an FBI agent and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
In his plea, Henry admitted that on Nov. 1, 2009, he fired at an FBI task force officer in a parking lot at 151st and Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kan. Henry was in the parking lot when he was approached by members of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force who were attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest. When agents approached him, he produced a .40 caliber handgun and fired two shots at one of the agents who was no more than 10 feet away. Other agents returned fire. Henry was struck multiple times. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital.
Grissom commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.