Jury finds suspect guilty in 2015 shooting of LVMPD officer

Teag Fox, 39, testifies in court Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Justin Michel/KSNV)

It was a quick verdict in the case against Teag Fox.

A jury found Fox guilty of attempted murder, battery, and shooting into an occupied structure.

All charges are related to the December 2015 encounter with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer Greg Sedminik, who was shot in the arm and side by Fox.

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"We are extremely happy. The jury did exactly as they were supposed to, following the law. They didn't get distracted by the self-defense claim," said prosecutor John Giordani.

The incident originally happened at the Emerald Suites Apartments on Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road.

Sedminik responded to a domestic disturbance when Fox, who was not involved in the incident, approached. According to prosecutors, Fox asked the officer, "Are you here to kill me?"

On Wednesday, Fox testified that he fired in self-defense when the officer, he says, fired first.

"Are you kidding me? Are you going to buy that?" asked Giordani.

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During closing arguments, both sides appealed to the jury one last time.

"The officer jumped to conclusions that what he saw was a firearm," said defense attorney Michael Sanft.

As for a possible motive, prosecutors say Fox is mentally ill, and is delusional and paranoid when it comes to the police.

"He believes the police cut his phone lines. He believes the police tried to poison him," said prosecutor Erika Mendoza.

And after just two hours of deliberations, a guilty verdict was reached.

As for Officer Sedminik, he recovered and is back on the job.

"They call him the Mayor of his area command because he's such a staunch figure in the community," said Giordani. "We're happy he got the justice he deserved."

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 27.

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