Man Sentenced for Role in Fatal Robbery

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Wichita man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for his role in a home-invasion robbery that ended with police shooting an accomplice to death.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Ronald Vaughn, 21, was sentenced Tuesday for seven counts of kidnapping and one count each of aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary.

Police said Vaughn was one of four men who held seven people at gunpoint during an April 13, 2012, robbery. Besides killing 17-year-old suspect Timothy Collins, police also wounded Vaughn.

The officer who shot Vaughn said he opened fire after one of three robbers pointed a gun at him while running from the house. Vaughn testified that he was unarmed and that the officer fired without provocation.