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Man Convicted For Firing At Mpls. Police Officers

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Malo Gomez (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff)

Malo Gomez (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A jury convicted a man for shooting at two Minneapolis police officers who were sitting in their squad car last July, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Malo Gomez was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault.

On July 25, 2011, Gomez fired the shots at the police, who were on the 3200 block of Penn. Ave. N. waiting for a tow truck to remove a car they had stopped for a traffic violation. The bullets struck the police car.

Gomez told police later that he fired at them because he was bored, according to the criminal complaint.

Gomez’ sentencing is set for July 20, 2012. The Attorney’s Office will ask the judge for consecutive sentences on the attempted murder charges, which would mean a 30-year prison sentence.

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