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Man found guilty of shooting Sioux City police officer

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A Sioux City man has been found guilty of attempted murder and other counts in the shooting of a police officer.

The Sioux City Journal reports that a Woodbury County jury found 19-year-old Isaiah Mothershed guilty Friday of two counts of attempted murder and four counts of first-degree robbery.

Authorities say Mothershed pulled a gun from a couch while his hands were handcuffed behind his back and shot Officer Ryan Moritz in a leg while being arrested Feb. 7. Police say that as officers struggled with Mothershed, the gun fired again, wounding Mothershed in a leg. Both have since recovered.

Prosecutors also presented evidence that Mothershed carried out several robberies and break-ins and fired a shot at a homeowner who interrupted a break-in.

Mothershed's sentencing date is pending.

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