A former Mount Rainier police officer who pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding a man who was trying to flee a sexual encounter at the officer’s home was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday, authorities said.
Gene Gillette, 27, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder, attempted fourth-degree sex offense and use of a handgun in the incident, which occurred July 2, 2011, at Gillette’s home in the 700 block of Glacier Avenue in Capitol Heights, authorities said. He was fired from the Mount Rainier police force after his conviction became official, authorities said.
According to prosecutors, Gillette lured a young man who he met at a gas station back to his home by saying he needed a male actor for a pornographic movie he was making. Once there, prosecutors said, Gillette made sexual advances on the man, who family members identified Wednesday John Hall. Read more;