- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A Long Beach man who yelled racial slurs before killing a black man and shooting at a Long Beach police officer has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Sixty-seven-year-old Darryl Harnish also was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and assault with a gun on a peace officer. He’s facing 85 years to life in state prison.

Prosecutors say that shortly after midnight on April 19, 2012, Harnish began yelling racial slurs and threatening to kill three African-Americans who were sitting on a bus bench.

Authorities say 37-year-old Terry Alexander, who was black, was shot and killed when he rode his bicycle toward Harnish.

Harnish also fired at an arriving police officer, striking the patrol car, before he was shot and wounded.

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