UPDATE: Man convicted of shooting police officer sentenced to life in prison
Update 4:56 p.m. Thursday:
Jeremy Moor, 33, was convicted of shooting a Lubbock police officer back in 2013.
On Thursday Moor was sentenced to life in prison with parole. He's eligible for parole after 30 years.
Officer Timothy Varner said while the outcome ultimately got another criminal off the streets, it's not a crime that's easy to forgive.
"There's thousands of officers all over the world, hundreds of thousands, that wear this uniform. He did not shoot Tim Varner he shot an officer," he said, "and that's pretty hard to forgive. He had no idea who I was and I didn't know who he was. He did not shoot me that night, he shot the uniform."
District Attorney Sunshine Stanek said the jurors 20 minute deliberation shows Lubbock's supportive of its law enforcement.
A man accused of shooting and wounding a police officer in 2013 was found guilty Wednesday afternoon.
District Attorney Sunshine Stanek said it's easy Moor knowingly used a gun against a public servant.
The state claims Moor shot and wounded officer Timothy Varner outside the Salvation Army headquarters. An employee there at the time testified Moor was drunk, so army workers walked him outside.
The former staffer said she saw an outline of a gun in his shirt and when he told her to go inside she called police. She said she heard half a dozen shots.
Court records indicate Moor and Varner wounded each other in the exchange.