PHOENIX — A man who fired at a Chandler police officer last year was
found guilty of attempted second-degree murder.
Maricopa County prosecutors said 51-year-old Steven Ramirez Hernandez also was
convicted of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a firearm, endangerment
and misconduct involving weapons.
Jurors also found aggravating circumstances of the crime after a two-week
Hernandez was scheduled to be sentenced June 24 and could face as many as 99
years in prison.
Authorities said Hernandez went to Chandler Regional Medical Center armed with a
handgun and got into a confrontation with his daughter’s boyfriend in the nursery on May 8, 2013.
Police were called and a responding officer was shot at by Hernandez.
The officer wasn’t hit and fired back, wounding Hernandez in the arm.