Man faces 99 years for attempted murder of APD officer
An Anchorage jury on Tuesday convicted Pagopago "Beefcake" Lelilio, 30, of attempted first-degree murder of an Anchorage Police Officer. In addition, he was also convicted on two counts of assault and one count of misconduct involving a weapon for being a felon in possession of a concealable firearm.
According to evidence presented at trial, on July 17, 2017, APD officers responded to a report of a gunshot on a residential street in Mountain View. As the investigation started, Lelilio jumped out of a parked truck and ran away. He continued to run after officers who commanded him to stop.
"Two officers chased after Lelilio, and a third officer cut him off from in front," APD wrote in a statement. "Two of the officers were able to drag Lelilio to the ground. As they struggled, Lelilio fired a shot from a .40 caliber pistol concealed in his jacket pocket. The shot landed close enough that one of the police officers was able to feel dirt from the bullet impact spray him in the face."
Lelilio was tased after police say he attempted to grab the pistol while officers were pinning his wrists in place.
Lelilio's sentencing is scheduled for February 21, 2019. He faces a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison for attempted murder and a maximum of five years in prison for each of the assault and felon in possession charges.
He will be held without bail until sentencing.
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