- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A Tucson man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Phoenix police officer in 2010.

Authorities say Danny Ledezma Martinez was found guilty Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Prosecutors have said they would seek the death penalty in the case.

The 34-year-old Martinez was accused of shooting Officer Travis Murphy with an AR-15 type rifle early on the morning of May 26, 2010.

Officers were responding to a suspicious person call and Murphy was gunned down in front of a central Phoenix home. The four-year veteran later died at a hospital.

Phoenix police say Martinez has an extensive record of violent crimes.

Records show he served more than three years in prison on weapons charges from the Tucson area and was released in 2009.



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