TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of opening fire on police officers who were executing a no-knock search warrant at his southern New Jersey home is now facing more than 130 years in prison.
Jaime Gonzalez of Lakewood was found guilty Friday of attempting to murder five of the 11 officers involved in the September 2009 raid. They included Officer Jonathan Wilson, who was blinded in one eye after being shot in the face and has since retired on disability.
The 43-year-old Gonzalez was also convicted of aggravated assault on three more officers, including one who was shot in the foot and another who was struck by a round in his bullet-proof vest.
But he was acquitted of trying to murder or assault the three remaining officers who took part in the raid.