(CBS4) — The man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in 2018 has been found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and other charges. Officer Cem Duzel was gravely wounded in the shootout near the Olympic Training Center, and spent months recovering at Craig Hospital in Englewood.
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Al Khammasi came to the United States as an Iraqi refugee. Court records show Al Khammasi had been slated for deportation in 2016 until a change in immigration law meant his felony trespassing conviction was no longer grounds for removal.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Fall Temps, Smoke And Dusting Of Mountain Snow On The Way
Duzel, who is a huge fan of WWE superstar John Cena, got a special visit while recovering at his family home in Suffolk County, New York, in 2019.MORE NEWS: Here Are 8 Of The Most Popular Fall Colors Viewing Destinations In Colorado
Cena posed with Duzel and his family and even sported at “4901 Warrior On” t-shirt. 4901 was Duzel’s badge number.