Retired city police officer convicted of assault

A long-retired city police officer was convicted of assault, reckless endangerment and a handgun violation for shooting a man twice last year on the 2700 block of Boston St., the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

The victim was arguing with a friend of Daniel Marshall, 61, who intervened and ultimately shot the victim in his lower leg and hip, according to testimony from the five-day trial. Marshall, who retired from the police force in 1986, according to the state's attorney's office, claimed he was acting in self defense during the July 5, 2009 event.

A jury deliberated for roughly two hours before acquitting Marshall of attempted murder and finding him guilty on the other counts, prosecutors said. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 7. A call to Marshall's attorney was not immediately returned Tuesday.

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