MCKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – After a two-day trial, Brandon McCall has been found guilty of capital murder in the shooting of Richardson officer David Sherrard in February 2018.
The jury’s decision came after a few hours of deliberating following closing arguments Wednesday. The defense rested its case this morning without calling any witnesses.READ MORE: Raging Gun Battles In Mexico City Kill 4, Wound 2
McCall now faces either a life sentence or the death penalty. Prosecutors were seeking the death penalty.
McCall was on trial for the shooting death of Sherrard on Feb, 7, 2018.
On that evening, officers were responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex but investigators claimed it was an ambush.
Authorities said McCall had shot and killed his friend, Rene Gamez, and then began firing on officers when they stormed into the apartment.
Sherrard, 37, was shot in the neck and later died at a hospital in Plano.
After a five-hour standoff, McCall surrendered and was arrested. He faced two counts of murder and charges for aggravated assault on a public servant for shooting at seven other Richardson officers during the incident.READ MORE: Cutting Edge Named Nation’s 5th Scariest Haunted Attraction
The trial started the body camera video that showed Sherrard’s final moments. The jury saw Sherrard being shot about five seconds after entering the apartment.
On Tuesday, the jury was shown a video confession after McCall’s arrest where he was asked why he fired at officers. In the video, he answered, “Cause I wanted to.”
Jurors also saw the murder weapon, an AR-15 rifle, and heard from experts who brought out graphic autopsy photos.
A crime scene investigator testified that McCall was lying in wait for officers as they entered the apartment.
The sentencing phase is set to begin on Monday.
Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey tweeted the following statement following the verdict:MORE NEWS: Authorities Search For Texas Man At Grand Teton National Park
“Today, justice has been served for our fallen brother, Officer David Sherrard. There are no words to accurately describe the emotions being felt now that the trial has concluded. So many have helped David’s family and our Department get to this point, we are grateful.”