PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors have convicted a 22-year-old man of second-degree murder in the 2018 fatal shooting of an off-duty Tempe fire caption during an altercation in downtown Scottsdale.
Azfamily.com reports that jurors returned the verdict against Hezron Parks in the killing of 34-year-old Kyle Brayer on Wednesday.
Parks was also convicted of disorderly conduct but jurors were unable to reach a verdict on aggravated assault charges.
Brayer was riding on the back of a golf cart with other people when he got off to confront the driver of a car that was closely following the golf cart around 2:30 a.m.
Police said Brayer was shot as he approached the other vehicle, which drove away after the shooting.
Parks later surrendered to police and testified that he fired in self-defense.