Dallas man gets 47 years in drug-related shooting of officer
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man must serve 47 years in federal prison over 2015 drug-related gunfire in a neighborhood that left an officer wounded.
Victor Manuel Solorzano was sentenced Thursday in Dallas. The 32-year-old Solorzano in April was convicted of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, plus assault and weapons counts.
His 24-year-old cousin, Edgar Solorzano, awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, plus to assault and weapons charges.
Prosecutors say the cousins, who lived across the street from each other, together fired more than 40 shots at two federal officers trying to install a court-ordered tracking device on Victor Solorzano’s vehicle.
One officer was shot in the hand and foot. A truck being used by the officers was riddled with bullets as they fled.