A man was found guilty Friday of shooting and wounding two Chicago police officers who spotted him making a drug sale four years ago in West Garfield Park on the city’s West Side.
Alvis Holley, a 28-year-old street gang member, was convicted of two counts of attempted murder of a police officer in the July 18, 2011, shooting, which happened in an alley in the 4000 block of West Wilcox, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
According to prosecutors, the officers told Holley to put his hands on the hood of their squad car, and Holley fought with them, pulled out a .22-caliber pistol and fired two shots, hitting one officer in the head and grazing the other in the left temple and bicep before running away.
Both officers still have bullets in their bodies, and one of them has been on disability leave, prosecutors said.
Holley dropped a hat at the scene from which his DNA was recovered. He later confessed, telling detectives he opened fire to protect himself after someone else attacked him from behind, prosecutors said.
Holley faces up to 90 years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 22.