Judge Kiesnowski said he hoped the sentence sent a message to Forrest and anyone else willing to shoot at law enforcement officers: “It is not open season on police officers.”
Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said Chief Nick Metz is expected to attend and Burns will likely read a prepared statement to the judge.
“Somehow the jury was led to believe that the actions of the defendant … were reckless in nature rather than a blatant attempt to murder and seriously injure the uniformed police officer he shot,” the statement said.
His sentencing is set for March.
Jahvell Forrest, 21, is accused of shooting Aurora police Officer Ryan Burns in the leg during a November 2014 traffic stop in north Aurora.
AURORA | A man accused of shooting an Aurora police officer last year had his trial pushed back to January this week in Adams County. Jahvell Forrest, 21, was scheduled to go on trial Aug. 24 on an attempted murder charge, but the trial has been pushed back to Jan. 25, 2016. Forrest is accused of […]
Forrest’s brother, 17, said Forrest was “scared and had no other choice,” than to shoot at an Aurora police officer during the November traffic stop
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