Man Convicted of Trying to Kill Police Officer in Shootout

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
February 10, 2017 Updated: February 10, 2017

SANFORD, Fla.—A central Florida man has been convicted of trying to kill a police officer during a shootout.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 28-year-old Roshad Smith was found guilty Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

Police say Smith was walking down a federal highway in Sanford, Florida, and pointing a gun at vehicles in January 2016. When police arrived, Smith began shooting at them, and they returned fire.

A bystander was wounded by a bullet, though records don’t show who fired the shot. Smith fled on foot but was arrested later that night.

Records show Smith previously served three years in prison after pleading no contest to manslaughter in 2008.