STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) - A Stoughton man has been convicted of pulling a knife and assaulting a police officer who then shot him.
The Enterprise of Brockton (https://bit.ly/1TLn5BH) reports a jury convicted 21-year-old Cannon Dawson Wednesday of assault and battery on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in June.
Authorities say Dawson became belligerent after being involved in a February 2015 traffic accident; refused to provide police his license and registration and resisted arrest.
They say officer John Lydstone issued verbal warning and tried to subdue Dawson with a stun gun before drawing his gun.
An investigation concluded the shooting, which resulted in a non-life threatening injury to Dawson, was justified.
Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, https://www.enterprisenews.com
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