Man who shot at Lubbock Police Officer sentenced 50 years - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/14/10

Man who shot at Lubbock Police Officer sentenced 50 years

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The man accused of shooting at a Lubbock Police Officer nearly four years ago will spend the next 50 years behind bars.

33-year-old Michael Gonzales learned his sentence just before noon on Wednesday.

Last week the jury found him guilty for aggravated assault on a public servant with a deadly weapon. Gonzales shot at Officer Marcus Wall in September of 2006.

Officer Wall was not injured, but the incident put several bullet holes in his police car.

"When you think about the potential someone has for violence, if they will do that to an officer what are they capable of? I think the jury saw what he really was and I think with that verdict it does a lot for the safety of Lubbock County and the law enforcement officers who go out and risk themselves and their safety to enforce our laws and keep us safe," says Barron Slack, Assistant District Attorney.

It took a Lubbock jury about two hours to decide Gonzales' sentence.

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