A man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting and wounding a Fort Worth police officer.
Jurors deliberated 30 minutes Wednesday before sentencing 26-year-old Joe Nathan Haywood III for aggravated assault on a public servant.
The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office says he had pleaded guilty to that charge Monday.
Haywood had been released from the county jail nine days before he shot Officer Cliff Hankins in the back last summer.
The officer had noticed Haywood wearing a heavy sweatshirt in 105-degree weather and had just asked him to take his hands out of his pockets when he was shot.
When Haywood was captured, officers found a gun, gloves and a pillow case.
Prosecutors also presented evidence of Haywood's criminal history, including drug, assault and burglary convictions.