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Man sentenced to 28 years in Fort Lupton shooting

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GREELEY — Answering for a shooting last year within city limits, Taylor Cameron Doucet, 21, was sentenced to 28 years in prison for attempted murder last week in Weld County District Court.
    According to police and court records, Doucet fired several shots at a 20-year-old man, striking him in the back and buttocks.
    The victim required an airlift to Denver Health hospital and multiple surgeries to repair damage and is still suffering lasting injuries and continued pain.

    Fort Lupton police picked Doucet up the following day. Initially charged with flight to avoid prosecution, Doucet’s bail was set at $500,000.
    Doucet pleaded guilty in April to attempted murder (a Class 2 felony) with a violent crime sentence enhancer in connection with a Sept. 24, 2012 drive-by shooting in Fort Lupton.
    “This sentence sends a strong message that we will not tolerate violent crime,” said District Attorney Ken Buck. “We are proud of the system for reinforcing that message to the community.”
    Chief Deputy District Attorney Anthea Carrasco prosecuted this case.

Contact Staff Writer Gene Sears at gsears@metrowestnewspapers.com.