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Iowa City man shot twice in 2012 drug sting gets 10 years

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IOWA CITY (AP) - A 24-year-old man who was shot twice during a 2012 undercover drug sting in Johnson County has been given 10 years in prison.

Demarco Dudley was sentenced on Monday. He'd pleaded guilty to a robbery charge in January, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

One man died in the undercover drug buy at the Breckenridge Trailer Court near Iowa City on Aug. 16, 2012.

Authorities have said agent Daniel Stepleton went to a trailer as part of an undercover operation and was ambushed by masked men wielding weapons.

Police say Ivan Hardemon pointed a gun to Stepleton's head, but the agent grabbed his own weapon and fired. The 24-year-old Hardemon was killed and Dudley was hit twice.

Investigators determined Stepleton acted in self-defense.

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