- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

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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