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Man shot by police after accosting ex-girlfriend gets 18 years

Namar Davis. Photo from DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

(WHEATON) A Chicago man shot by police after accosting his ex-girlfriend in a northwest suburban parking lot last year has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Namar Davis, 25, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of armed violence at a hearing Monday before Judge George Bakalis, the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.

About 5:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2013, Davis approached his ex-girlfriend with a gun as she tried to leave her workplace on Route 83 in Bensenville, prosecutors said. He accosted her in the parking lot and prevented her from getting into her vehicle.

Bensenville police arrived and found Davis trying to leave, prosecutors said. They chased him, and he tried to fire his gun at officers, but it jammed, and a police officer shot Davis in the hands.

Davis, of the 900 block of North LeClaire, must serve 50 percent of the 18-year sentence before he is eligible for parole, the state’s attorney’s office said.

“Mr. Davis’ actions are inexcusable,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the statement. “Domestic violence has no place in our society and will be met with the full force of the law, as Mr. Davis learned today.”