STAMFORD - A convicted drug dealer who shot a Stamford police officer in the face was sentenced today.

Ephraim Goitom received 25 years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to distribute and use of a firearm.

Goitom shot Sgt. Richard Gasparino in the cheek in 2010 as Gasparino and other narcotics officers prepared to search his apartment.

Plea deal reached in 2010 Stamford police shooting