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Man pleads guilty in carjacking that included shots fired at police

A Kansas City, Kan., man who fired a gun at police after a carjacking and high-speed chase pleaded guilty and agreed to a sentence of 300 months — 25 years — in federal prison without parole.

Derrick L. Freeman admitted to armed robbery, carjacking and being a felon in unlawful possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, the violent series of events began May 12 with an armed robbery during a drug deal to buy synthetic marijuana, or K2. According to the documents, Freeman and three other men on May 26 stole a minivan at gunpoint at a gas station at 6865 State Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

Police spotted the stolen minivan, which led them on a 17-minute chase at speeds up to 112 mph and ended when the minivan crashed in a field in Basehor. The men fled on foot, with Freeman firing several shots at officers, according to the court documents. All four were apprehended.

Two other defendants in the series of events are awaiting trial and three others are awaiting sentencing.

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