Jury finds man guilty in Phoenix police officer shooting

Brandon McCabe

Brandon McCabe

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 18 at 9:41 AM

PHOENIX -- A convicted felon accused of shooting a Phoenix police officer has been found guilty in the case.

A jury found Brandon McCabe guilty of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing. Sentencing is set for Oct. 3.

McCabe was riding a bike without a required light when he was stopped by Officer Peter "Chris" Bennett near Camelback Road and 21st Avenue on Jan. 6, 2013. Police said McCabe was wearing dark clothes and had a backpack.

There had been several burglaries in the neighborhood so police were keeping an extra close eye on the area.

Police said McCabe ignored the officer's commands and the two exchanged gunfire.

Bennett was shot six times. He survived wounds to his face, hip and arm.

McCabe was later found hiding in a shed. He had gunshot wounds to both hands.

McCabe was in prison from March 2007 until February 2012 for trafficking in stolen property and burglary.

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