Anchorage man sentenced to 30 years of attempted murder on APD officers

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Attorney General’s Office says a man convicted of firing a gun at officers as they tried to take him into custody will be behind bars for 30 years.

Back in October 2018, an Anchorage jury found 31-year-old Pagopago Lelilio guilty of assaulting and attempting to murder Anchorage Police Department officers.

Evidence at trial indicated that fabric from Lelilio’s jacket prevented the gun from being fired again, but Judge Marston noted that Lelilio was actively trying to get the barrel around to get another shot during the struggle. “Police officers were almost killed because you had a gun,” said Judge Marston, speaking directly to the defendant.

Lelilio, with prior convictions including three prior assaults, two of them felonies, faced up to 99 years in prison.

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