A man will spend the remainder of his natural life in prison after he was tried and convicted of murdering a police officer in a 2018 shooting.
On Wednesday, a jury in Crittenden County, Arkansas, found 27-year-old Demarcus Donnell Parker guilty of first-degree murder in the April 28, 2018, shooting death of off-duty police officer Oliver Johnson, prosecutors said in a news release.
Johnson was a 25-year-old officer working for the Forrest City Police Department when he was killed by Parker.
Johnson lived in the city of West Memphis at the time, which is where the slaying occurred.
According to WREG-TV, Parker was firing at members of a rival gang when a stray bullet struck Johnson while he was in his apartment with his daughter.
Up to 40 shots were reportedly fired during the gang shooting.
During the sentencing phase of his trial, a jury of five women