A 36-year-old Anchorage man was convicted Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder and nine other felonies for shooting into a neighbor’s mobile home where children were sleeping and then firing at police.
According to a statement from the Alaska attorney general’s office, a jury found Jose Miguel Contreras Evangelista guilty of two counts of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree misconduct involving weapons and seven counts of third-degree assault. The trial lasted three weeks.
Evangelista was arrested in the early morning of May 17 after he fired a handgun from his home in the Malaspina Mobile Home Park into a neighbor’s residence -- where two young children and others were staying -- and then shot at responding officers.
Nobody was struck by the gunfire.
Police evacuated neighboring homes and a SWAT team responded. Evangelista ignored commands to surrender, and the SWAT team deployed noise and flash devises, the statement says. Evangelista surrendered after a five-hour standoff.
Sentencing is scheduled for January in Anchorage Superior Court.