Ex-Policeman Found Guilty of Shooting Police Officer

A former police officer has been found guilty in the shooting of a Selma, Texas police officer responding to a domestic disturbance call at his San Antonio home.

Thirty-five-year-old Jessie Hernandez was found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a public servant. Prosecutors say Hernandez shot Selma Police Officer Tiffany Kierum in the face when she and Sgt. Jesse Balderamas responded to the domestic disturbance call in September 2013.

Hernandez still faces another charge of assaulting a public servant for shooting Balderamas in the leg during the incident. Authorities say Balderamas returned fire, wounding Hernandez.

Hernandez served as a police officer in Corpus Christi and Robstown. He left the field in 2009. Hernandez faces up to life in prison.

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