Convicted Felon Sentenced Up to 100 Years For Shooting Delaware County Police Officer

"I think he should have been put away for a lot longer," Officer Dorman said at the hearing

Donte Brooks Island has been sentenced to 33-100 years behind bars for shooting suburban Philadelphia police officer Christopher Dorman last June. 

Island pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault on a law-enforcement officer and gun offenses in the shooting of Officer Dorman, who was shot seven times during a response in Delaware County for drug activity.

Dorman, then 25, was shot in the face, leg and groin in Folcroft as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building. Island fled after the shooting, prompting a three-hour manhunt. The 34-year-old was later arrested at the same apartment complex. 

After the sentencing hearing Thursday, Dorman said, "I think he should have been put away for a lot longer."

"I'm very fortunate I'm able to speak, to see Dante get the sentence he did," Dorman said, "Police officers are a target in this country and world today, and I think stricter sentences are needed for crimes against law enforcement."

Dorman has recovered after multiple surgeries and returned to police duty. 

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Island served about nine years in federal prison on a gun conviction before his release in 2013. 

His sentence in the shooting of officer Dorman includes about a year of the time he has already served.

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