Anchorage Man Convicted of Trying to Kill Police Officer

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 30-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted of trying to kill a police officer.

    Pagopago Beefcake Lelilio was convicted Tuesday of attempted first-degree murder, felony assault and weapons misconduct for being a felon with a gun.

    Lelilio was arrested on July 17, 2017.

    Police investigating a gunshot saw Lelilio jump out of a parked truck.

    Two officers dragged him to the ground. During the struggle, Lelilio fired a shot from a .40-caliber pistol in his jacket pocket. The shot was close enough to one officer to kick dirt into his face.

    As two officers pinned Lelilio's wrist, a third shot him with a stun gun and a fourth grabbed the handgun.

    Lelilio will be sentenced Feb. 21. He faces up to 99 years in prison for the attempted murder conviction.

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