- Associated Press - Friday, November 22, 2019

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man who was wounded during a shootout with deputies has been convicted of attempted murder.

The Ledger reports that 34-year-old Joshua Imhoff was found guilty Thursday of firing gunshots at seven Polk County deputies. He faces up to life in prison at a Dec. 5 sentencing.

Investigators say Imhoff’s ex-girlfriend called 911 in January 2018 and reported that he sent her threatening messages and a photo of a gun. Deputies spotted Imhoff’s truck about an hour later near Interstate 4, southwest of Orlando. They say he shot at them during a chase, but he was eventually forced to stop.

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Deputies say Imhoff came at them with a knife, prompting one deputy in open fire.


Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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