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Man With Violent History Shoots Phoenix Police Detective

On Behalf of / Wednesday, 29 October 2014 / Published in assault, drug possesion, felony

Phoenix Police Detective Killed by Man with Violent Past

William Thornton has a pretty violent history. His violent way of life took a toll of a Phoenix Police Detective. The man shot and killed the Phoenix Detective and even injured another person.

According to the ABC15 Investigators, they did some searching through the court documents and found that William Thornton is facing multiple convictions.

William Thornton has more trouble with Phoenix Police

When William Thornton was only fifteen years old, he had his first run in with the authorities. This was in the year 2000. William was arrested and convicted of attempted aggravated assault.

Just one short year after his assault charge he was in some more trouble, this time for a marijuana possession charge. Later, in 2003 he was in bigger trouble. William was given six and a half years in prison for an armed robbery and theft.

After all of this trouble, William still hadn’t learned his lesson. In 2009 he was heading back to prison for stealing his own step-father’s truck. Which he then ran from the police when they tried to stop him.

Once again he faced more trouble, in 2012 he was also convicted and sentenced to more prison time. This time for another drug possession and resisting arrest.

Now he is the main suspect in an attempted murder which happened on February 25, 2014. In this incident a man was shot in the back. This was in the neighborhood that is close to 40th Avenue and Camelback.

Source: https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/man-who-shot-phoenix-police-detective-has-long-history-of-violence