City man is found guilty in shooting of police officer

September 28, 2002

Five months after his first trial ended in a hung jury, a Baltimore man charged with shooting a city police officer was found guilty yesterday of three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors said Donnell A. Ward shot Officer Willie D. Grandy, 41, while Grandy was making an arrest in the 700 block of Wharton Court. Ward also was charged with shooting Roy Hopkins, 17, whom Grandy was arresting at the time on charges of dealing marijuana, and was accused of shooting at Officer Michael Coleman.

The shootings came during a two-week span last year in which police Agent Michael J. Cowdery was shot and killed and three officers were wounded.

The maximum time Ward could serve is 45 years.

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