PHOENIX — A jury has returned guilty verdicts against a convicted felon in
a 2013 shooting in which a Phoenix police officer was wounded.
A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman said a jury on Thursday convicted
Brandon McCabe of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, misconduct
involving weapons, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.
McCabe was accused of shooting Officer Peter “Chris” Bennett the night of
Jan. 6. The 36-year-old Bennett survived wounds to his face, right arm and right
Police said Bennett approached McCabe in an area with a high burglary rate.
They said McCabe ignored the officer’s command and the two exchanged gunfire.
McCabe was arrested after being found hiding in a shed. He had gunshot wounds
to both hands.
He’s sentenced to be sentenced Oct. 3 by Judge Karen Mullins.