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Man convicted of trying to murder police officer sentenced

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 15:01:25-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A man convicted of trying to kill a Tucson police officer was sentenced to prison last month.

According to the Pima County Attorney's Office, Antajuan Carson Jr. was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Dec. 13.

Carson was convicted Nov. 13 for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor.

The conviction was related to a March 17 incident in which Carson fired a gun multiple times at officer Alvaro Silva, who pulled him over for a traffic stop. Carson was driving in the 5100 block of East First Street. Carson stopped, then shot at Silva, who returned fire and shot Carson three times.