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1/16/08

Jury Convicts Lubbock Man Of Shooting At Police Officer

A Lubbock Jury has handed down a verdict against Juan Zuniga, the man accused of shooting a Lubbock Police Officer.

Just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, the jury found Zuniga guilty of aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon.

The jury was handed the case just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Around 3:30 p.m. the jury came back with a verdict, however the judge found a problem with it and sent the jury back into deliberation.

The state alleged Zuniga and another man shot at Lubbock Police Officer Marcus Wall in September of 2006. Zuniga shot at Wall's car when he tried to approach them at 59th Street and Utica around 2 a.m. that morning. Zuniga shot nine times, leaving several bullet holes in Wall's car. However, Wall was not hurt.

Beginning Thursday morning a jury will sentence Zuniga. He faces 5 to 99 years or life in prison.

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