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Waterloo man convicted of shooting at police

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A Waterloo man has been convicted of shooting at a Waterloo Police officer last summer.

Darnell Demery, 21, was convicted of Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Assault With a Weapon on a Peace Officer, Going Armed with Intent and Carrying Weapons .

The charges stem from a traffic stop last summer.

Demery was pulled over after a hit-and-run crash on July 11, 2009.

Police say that after talking briefly with officers, Demery ran to a wooded area and shot at officer Spencer Gann, who was chasing him.

They say the bullet missed, and Gann shot back, hitting Demery in the arm.

Demery got away, but was arrested two days later when he showed up at Allen Hospital to have his arm looked at.

After a review by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Gann returned to duty.

According to Joel Dalrymple, Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney, Demery faces a minimum of 17 and a half years in prison and a maximum of 42 years in prison.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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