- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of shooting a Denver police sergeant during a traffic stop, almost killing him, has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/8wych7 ) 36-year-old Jason Wood entered his plea Monday for the Dec. 8 encounter with Sgt. Tony Lopez Jr., who was shot six times in his ballistic vest, left arm and at least twice in his legs. One of the bullets pierced Lopez’s femoral artery.

Police say Wood fled after shooting Lopez, carjacked a sedan and was eventually stopped by officers. In addition to attempted murder, Wood was charged Monday with possession of contraband after jail officials say they found a makeshift knife in his cell.

Booking documents do not list an attorney for Wood.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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