A jury has sentenced a man convicted in the killing of an Arizona police officer during a 2010 traffic stop to life in prison.
Christopher Redondo,44, was previously convicted of murder in the killing of Gilbert, AZ, Lt. Eric Shuhandler. He also was convicted of aggravated assault and drive-by shooting for leading police on a high-speed chase where he fired gunshots and tossed tools and other objects at pursuing officers, while his friend Daimen Joseph Irizarry drove his truck.
Authorities said Shuhandler, a 16-year police veteran, stopped Redondo's truck because his license plate was partially obscured. He was shot as he walked from his patrol car back to Redondo's truck after learning there was an open arrest warrant for Redondo, reports the Associated Press.
Irizarry, 39, was sentenced to 107 years in prison for his convictions on drive-by shooting and aggravated assault charges.