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Ogden Jury Convicts Man of Shooting at Police

Ogden Jury Convicts Man of Shooting at Police

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A jury has convicted a man of numerous counts of attempted aggravated murder for shooting at police officers during a high speed chase.

The jury deliberated for about four hours late Friday before returning six guilty verdicts against Brian Wood, 38, who reportedly has a tattoo of a man that looks like him pointing a gun in a police officer's mouth.

He faces five years to life on each count when he's sentenced in August.

Wood was accused of shooting at three police officers and firing three shots at a private citizen during the Jan. 6, 2004, high-speed chase.

Wood was sought by officers with a warrant charging him in a Davis County stabbing, a charge still pending, when he fled police in Brigham City.

Plainclothes officers had filled a McDonald's restaurant there, poised to arrest Wood once he was lured there. Instead, Wood fled, hitting speeds above 100 mph southbound on Interstate 15 in the middle of the afternoon rush hour.

Wood shot at a Clearfield detective, A Davis parole officer, a former Utah Highway Patrol trooper and three shots at a private citizen. The chase ended with spike strips were thrown across the freeway.

The only injuries were cuts to Wood and officers that happened when he resisted handcuffs, officials said.

The defense attempted to convince the jury that Wood shot only at vehicles and never had the intent to kill anyone.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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