Edgewater man sentenced to 38 years in jail for gunfire throughout standoff


An Edgewater man has been sentenced to 38 years in jail for a 17-hour police standoff wherein he fired gunshots at law enforcement officials and neighboring houses, in keeping with a information launch.
John Alfonso Cruz Jr., 41, pleaded responsible Feb. 18 to tried first-degree homicide, tried first-degree assault and a violent crime sentence enhancer.
Jefferson County DAJohn Alfonso Cruz, Jr.
Cruz appeared in district courtroom Friday for his sentencing listening to.
On July 12, 2019, Edgewater police responded to a report of pictures fired and decided the gunfire was coming from inside 2571 Fenton St., in keeping with the information launch. Police had been in a position to evacuate two individuals from the house however had been unable to make contact with Cruz.
Police evacuated neighbors from a half-mile perimeter across the residence and a number of pictures had been exchanged throughout the ordeal. Seven legislation enforcement companies had been known as to help police within the lengthy standoff, which ended with the arrest of Cruz. Nobody was injured within the incident. Investigators seized eight weapons from inside the house.
“It is just by the grace of God that no residents or members of legislation enforcement had been injured or killed that day,” mentioned District Lawyer Pete Weir within the launch. “Mr. Cruz deserves each minute of the sentence imposed.”


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