Man found guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Tucson police officer

Man found guilty of attempted murder in shooting of Tucson police officer

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The trial of the man accused of shooting a Tucson police officer in the head in 2016 is over.

On Thursday, May 10, a jury found Marcus Christopher de la Torre guilty of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault of an officer.

De la Torre will be sentenced Monday, July 2.

The Tucson Police Department said the 2016 incident began when officers tried to stop de la Torre, who was on a bike.

The TPD said the 35-year-old de la Torre refused to stop and shot at officers during a chase.

One of the bullets from de la Torre's handgun grazed the head of a TPD officer.

The officer was not seriously injured and was treated and released from a local hospital.

De la Torre was shot multiple times during the exchange but survived.

The TPD said de la Torre, who had a criminal history before the shooting, had cocaine on him when he was arrested.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, de la Torre has already served time for aggravated assault and attempted flight from law enforcement.

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