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KCK teen sentenced for role in killing of KCK police captain

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Daqon Sipple will serve 21 months in prison for his actions on the day Melton was shot and killed. (Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office) Daqon Sipple will serve 21 months in prison for his actions on the day Melton was shot and killed. (Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

One of the men arrested in connection with the murder of a KCK police captain will spend almost two years behind bars.

Captain Robert David Melton died in July in Kansas City, KS. He was out investigating a drive-by shooting that authorities say Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple were involved in.

Police say Lewis shot Melton before the captain was even able to get out of his car. Another officer arrested Sipple. He pled guilty to assault, criminal discharge of a firearm and assault on a law enforcement officer.

Sipple looked apathetic in court Friday, bouncing around in his chair and glancing around the room as Melton's sister-in-law Lynn Melton spoke on behalf of the family.

The 18-year-old will serve 21 months in prison for his actions on the day Melton was shot and killed.

Melton called it a "slap on the hand," saying, "We don't forgive you, and we could care less about your life." 

She asked for a harsher punishment, but it was not granted.

As part of his plea agreement, Sipple will testify in the case against Lewis, the man accused of shooting and killing Melton.

Lewis is charged with capital murder in Melton's death. He's due back in court in March to decide if there's enough evidence to send him to trial.

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