Guilty Verdict in 2011 Shooting
- A man who prosecutors said is a member of the Black Souls street gang was found guilty Friday of attempted murder in the 2011 shooting of two police officers in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
After a four-day trial, Alvis Holley, 28, was convicted of two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, according to court records and a news release from the Cook County state's attorney's office.
Prosecutors said that in the evening hours of July 18, 2011, the officers saw a narcotics deal in an alley on the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street. When they approached the alley, Holley, who was involved in the transaction, walked up to the passenger side of the police car, prosecutors said.
Holley could not tell the officers what he was doing or where he lived, so he was told to put his hands on the hood of the police car. Instead, he began to fight with the officers, prosecutors said.
During the fight, Holley pulled out a .22-caliber pistol from his waist and shot one of the officers in the left bicep and grazed his left temple. When the officer fell to the ground, Holley shot the other one in the head, prosecutors said.
Both officers still carry the bullets in their bodies, one may never return to the streets. Sentencing is late next month and hopefully, he gets the maximum 90 years.
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