A man has been sentenced to six years in prison following an incident in Dunmow in September last year.
Stephen Debley, 48, unemployed of Knights Way, Dunmow, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a firearm with intent, affray and making threats to kill.
He was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.
On September 1 last year, police were called to Dunmow High Street following reports that Debley was in the street carrying two firearms. He made threats so armed officers attended and Debley was shot.
He suffered leg injuries but our officers immediately gave him first aid of a high standard before he was taken to hospital.
It was the first time in 31 years that Essex Police officers had to shoot someone.
Chief Superintendent Simon Williams said: “Our officers train incredibly hard for this type of incident and all of our firearms officers are skilled and confident in dealing with these situations.”
The case has been referred to the IPCC who are carrying out an investigation which is standard procedure with incidents of this nature.