PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The man charged with shooting and killing an off-duty Tempe Fire captain in Scottsdale last year was found guilty of second-degree murder.
A jury reached the decision on Wednesday afternoon and read the verdict against Hezron Parks.
Parks was also found guilty of two disorderly conduct charges. But jurors were unable to reach a verdict on two aggravated assault charges.
The jury did find aggravating factors in the case. Parks' sentencing is set for Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Parks was on trial in connection to the murder of Capt. Kyle Brayer.
"The justice system ran its course. It worked and we're going to miss Kyle," said Don Jongewaard, president of the Tempe Chapter Local 493 International Association of Firefighters.
"We love him and we miss him, and we wish he was here," he said.
"We respect the judicial process and appreciate all those who brought the trial to this resolution," Chief Greg Ruiz with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department said in a statement.
Parks' sister wasn't happy with the verdict.
[RAW VIDEO: Reading of verdict in court]
"We're pretty shook up. We were hoping for something different but we're praying for the best," said Michelle Parks, Hezron's sister.
Michelle felt jurors should have been more lenient since Hezron didn't have any priors.
"I felt the verdict was unfair because, like me, I'm a dual citizen. He could've left so I feel like the verdict was unfair towards him," Michelle said.
Back on Feb. 3, 2018, Brayer had been riding on a golf cart with friends when prosecutors said Hezron started driving closely, nearly hitting the golf cart. When Brayer got out to talk to him, Hezron shot and killed him, police said.
Police said Hezron took off that night, but turned himself in hours later.
The guilty verdict comes after weeks of hearing testimony from the other people who were on that golf cart, as well as Hezron, who took the stand claiming he felt threatened and fired in self defense.
Hezron said he left not knowing what happened and turned himself in after his brother showed him reports that a man had been shot in Scottsdale.
Brayer was 34 years old and was a proud veteran.
You can read the full statement from Ruiz below.
This has been a difficult time for Capt. Paramedic Kyle Brayer’s family, friends and brothers and sisters in the fire service.
Today, a guilty verdict of second-degree murder has been handed down in his death. We respect the judicial process and appreciate all those who brought the trial to this resolution.
We still grieve for Kyle but hope to find peace through our memories of him and our continued support of his family. While we know the verdict will not bring Kyle back, we feel justice has been served.