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Police Officer Convicted in Shooting Case

WASHINGTON (AP)—A Metropolitan Police officer has been convicted in a shooting after an altercation with a transgendered prostitute and her acquaintances.

Forty-eight-year-old Kenneth Furr was convicted Friday of assault with a dangerous weapon and solicitation of prostitution. He was acquitted of several charges, including assault with intent to kill while armed.

According to testimony at trial, Furr, who was off duty, tried to pick up transgender prostitutes on Aug. 26, 2011. He solicited one woman, who refused, and got into an altercation with her and two acquaintances.

Prosecutors say Furr drove off, but then parked his car and began shooting toward the others’ vehicle. The car crashed into Furr’s, and he jumped on the hood of a car and fired through the windshield. Three people were hurt.

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