Trial ends for suspect in shooting on south side - Tucson News Now

Trial ends for suspect in shooting on south side

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Sergio Rojo-Valenzuela Sergio Rojo-Valenzuela
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The trial for one suspect involved in a south side shooting ended today.

Sergio Rojo-Valenzuela, 20, was found guilty of attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The charges stem from a shooting this summer where an officer was almost shot.

Police said they responded to a report of a group of heavily armed men at a car wash one evening this past August. The three men were reportedly pointing weapons at various people in the area.  When officers arrived, a suspect vehicle fled the scene.

Police chased the vehicle to South Liberty Avenue and West Aviation Drive, where the vehicle stopped and three men fled on foot. 

Police say one of the suspects fired a gun at police officers.  No officers were hit, but bullets did strike a patrol car.

One officer suffered minor injuries from flying debris.

According to police, the suspects left behind two AK47s, an AR15 and a .40 caliber Glock with hollow-point ammunition. Police also found nearly 400 rounds of rifle ammunition and a bullet proof vest in the 2007 Jeep Cherokee.

Valenzuela as well as 24-year-old Jose Tapia Paloma and 25-year-old Arxeniz Carrillo were arrested. Paloma and Carrillo continue to await trial.

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