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Police shooting case: Judge declares mistrial

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LAWTON, Okla._A Comanche County judge declared a mistrial in the case of Jamal Johnson.

The jury was unable to reach a verdict Wednesday on charges of shooting with intent to kill, however, the jury did convict Johnson on four other counts, including conspiracy to commit burglary, and recommended a life sentence for the burglary charge.

Johnson was one of two men accused in the crime that left a Lawton police officer wounded last year. During the trial, the jury heard a taped interview with Johnson on the day of the crime in which he admitted to carrying a gun while he and a partner searched for houses to break into. They also heard testimony that Johnson took off running when they were confronted by police, and that his partner was the only one of the two, to fire his weapon in the shootout that wounded officer Eric Weatherly.

The jury deliberated for about six hours Wednesday before announcing they were deadlocked at 11-1 on the two counts of shooting with intent to kill, but did not say which way that vote went.

Prosecutor Mark Stoneman said they will decide later whether they will re-try the case.

Johnson's formal sentencing is set for August 8.

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