Man faces sentencing in attempted murder of police officer
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A 30-year-old man convicted of firing a handgun at an Anchorage police officer will be sentenced Wednesday.
Pagopago Beefcake Lelilio was convicted Oct. 23 of attempted first-degree murder during an arrest in east Anchorage.
He also was convicted of assault and weapons misconduct for possessing a concealed weapon as a felon.
Police on July 17, 2018, received a report of a gunshot. They spotted Lelilio jumping out of a parked truck and running away.
Two officers dragged Lelilio to the ground. During the struggle, Lelilio fired a shot from a .40 caliber pistol in his jacket pocket. The bullet struck ground near an officer’s face.
The two officers pinned down Lelilio’s wrist while a third deployed a stun gun and a fourth grabbed the pistol.