Man gets 7 years for armed robbery that led to officer, posse member shooting

David Lee Murray Jr. David Lee Murray Jr.
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A man has been sentenced for his role in an armed robbery that ended with the shooting of a Phoenix police officer and a Maricopa County posse member.

David Lee Murray Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and five years of supervised probation for two counts of armed robbery.

Murray was with another man when they crashed into Phillip Grigg's pickup truck after robbing two strip club employees outside an IHOP near 44th Street and Thomas Road on New Year's Eve 2013.

Officer Scott Sefranka was in pursuit of the suspects' vehicle when the crash occurred near 56th Street and Thomas Road.

Police said Grigg was trying to help Sefranka when the man with Murray shot them during a struggle. Sefranka and Grigg survived.

Murray told a judge Wednesday that he was sorry.

Last month, a judge sentenced the shooter, Roger Allen Sharp, to 66-1/2 years in prison.

Sharp pleaded guilty to 13 counts, including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, unlawful flight and resisting arrest.

Jason Beau Keep and William Herbert Mayes were also charged in connection with the case.

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