Man convicted of attempted murder; cop shot in jaw

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of saying “night, night” before he shot a police officer in the jaw has been convicted of attempted murder and 25 more felonies in Saginaw County.

Joshua Rosebush was found guilty Friday after roughly two hours of jury deliberations.

Saginaw Township Officer Jeff Koenig stopped Rosebush’s vehicle in the wee hours last January, a stop that led to a shooting, a chase in other counties and a shootout. Rosebush was eventually captured.

Police say the 30-year-old Rosebush confessed to the shooting multiple times. He declined to testify at trial.

Defense attorney Rod O’Farrell told jurors that Rosebush didn’t intend to try to kill Koenig, although he described his client’s conduct as “idiotic.”