North Dakota man convicted of shooting 2 police officers

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A jury has convicted a North Dakota man of shooting two Wisconsin police officers.

Reports say that 25-year-old Nathanael Benton was found guilty Thursday of first-degree attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Body camera footage shows Benton shooting Delafield Officer Michael Henning and Hartland Officer Matthew Seeger at the Delafield Holiday Inn in November 2020. Benton testified he had shot someone in Fargo a week earlier, fled to Indiana and was on his way back to North Dakota when he stopped in Delafield.

Officers responding to a hit-and-run in the area questioned him as he was entering the hotel and he fired because he was trying to get away.

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