Man convicted of carjacking officer who was shot

JACKSON — Antonio Turner was been convicted Friday on federal charges related to the armed carjacking and shooting of a Jackson police officer.

Officer Dewayne Collier was shot several times and his patrol car was taken after the robbery of Title & Payday Loans in Jackson on July 7, 2008.

Turner wrecked his car during a pursuit and opened fire as the officer approached. Turner then dragged Collier out of his patrol car and sped away.

Turner wrecked that car, too, and was arrested.

Sentencing is Nov. 15. Turner faces from 67 years to life in prison.

Collier survived the shooting, but suffered a stroke that paralyzed his right side and part of his face.

The Associated Press

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