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Man found guilty of shooting East St. Louis officer in face

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(KMOV) -- The man accused of trying to kill an East St. Louis Police officer in 2012 has been found guilty, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

According to the report, a jury convicted 39-year-old Cortez Gillum, who now faces life in prison.

Gillum shot 26-year-old East St. Louis Police Officer Michael Baxton Jr. in the face near the intersection of 14th and Missouri in 2012. Officials say the bullet went in through the cheek and came back out near the ear on the same side of his face.

Baxton survived the attack.

 

Gillum was later caught in an apartment building in the 2900 block of Waverly.

 

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