Local News

Illegal Immigrant Jailed for Shooting at Raleigh Officer

Posted March 4, 2008 4:39 p.m. EST

— Hector Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday to 33 months in federal prison for the shooting at an off-duty Raleigh police officer in 2007.

Hernandez, an illegal immigrant who had previously been deported, was arrested July 19, 2007, after a shooting at El Deso nightclub at 7429 Capital Blvd. in Raleigh. The officer, who was working security for the club, observed shots being fired from a white van. When he pursued and pulled the van over, Hernandez fired towards the officer.

A handgun was recovered from the van, and Hernandez was arrested.