Pair Convicted After Shooting AK-47 at Miami-Dade Police Officer

Two men arrested for shooting at a Miami-Dade Police officer with an AK-47 rifle were convicted on firearm charges, authorities said Friday.

Theodist Grimes, III, 27, and Wendell Trenell Clark, 25, both of Miami, were convicted of illegally possessing a firearm after a nine-day trial, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Authorities said Grimes, Clark and a third man entered a Miami convenience store in April 2015 to confront two men they thought had stolen their friend's gun. Customers called 911 and officers responded to the store.

The pair led police on a high-speed chase, during which Grimes leaned out of a car and fired as many as 10 rounds at an officer's car, authorities said. The officer wasn't hurt.

After they crashed their car, Grimes and Clark fled on foot, abandoning the AK-47, which was later recovered. Both were arrested a short time later.

Grimes and Clark are scheduled to be sentenced on April 13.

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