WESTMINSTER, Colo. - The suspect at the center of a three-county manhunt last November after a driver shot at a police officer during two traffic stops, has been convicted in one of the cases.
Larry Lynn Gomez is accused of shooting at Denver police officers during a nighttime traffic stop on Nov. 6. The shooter got away that night.
The next night, Gomez was pulled over by an officer in Westminster. The officer said as he walked up to the car, a man leaned out out of the window, shot the officer and drove off.
Gomez was arrested two days later after what police called a wild vehicle and foot chase that started in Denver and ended in Aurora. At some point during the chase, Gomez was shot.
Last week, jurors convicted Gomez of attempted murder of a police officer and assault in the Westminster shooting.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of our trial," said Boulder County District Attorney Peter Weir. "Fortunately, in this case the officer didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries. But anyone who fires at a police officer will be held accountable."
Gomez is scheduled for trial in the Denver shooting in November.