BALTIMORE – A Baltimore police officer has been convicted of assault in the shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect.
The State's Attorney's Office says in a news release that a jury on Thursday also found 46-year-old Wesley Cagle guilty of a weapons charge. Jurors acquitted Cagle of attempted murder.
Prosecutors say on Dec. 28, 2014, Cagle and three other officers responded to a commercial burglary. Authorities say 47-year-old Michael Johansen ran from the building and officers ordered him to show his hands.
Officers say Johansen reached down, and two officers shot him. Prosecutors say Cagle approached Johansen, who was lying on the floor, and shot him once in the groin.
Johansen survived and testified against Cagle. Both Johansen and Cagle are white.
Cagle's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.