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Man guilty of assaulting Denver police officer in July 2019 shooting

Datwon Armstrong
Posted at 10:53 AM, Sep 15, 2020

DENVER — A 30-year-old man was found guilty Monday of assaulting a Denver police officer during a shooting last year, officials said.

Datwon Armstrong was convicted after a jury deliberated for more than five hours Monday afternoon, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.

The incident involving Armstrong happened July 12, 2019, when officers stopped a car and Armstrong was a passenger inside.

Police found that the car was wanted for a hit-and-run. Armstrong began running from the car, and during the chase, he fired four shots from about 10-15 feet away from one of the officers, prosecutors said.

Neither officer was injured. They found Armstrong hiding under a vehicle in a driveway near West Ohio Avenue and North Hazel Street. The officers also found a .357 magnum handgun in the area.

Armstrong is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13.