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Fort Wayne man found guilty of shooting at police officer

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne man who police say shot at them in January has been found guilty on three different charges.

Charles Benson, 26, was found guilty for attempted murder, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness on Thursday afternoon, according to our news partners at 21Alive.

He faces up to 65 years behind bars.

Police say when an officer pulled a car over near Hanna and Lewis streets on Jan. 30, Benson ran from the car. The officer ran after him, then Benson reportedly started shooting at the officer.

In 2014, Benson was charged in a murder case. The charges were dropped when a key witness in the case died after being hit by a train.

RELATED: Attempted murder charge filed against Fort Wayne man accused of shooting at police

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