Man found guilty in attempted murder

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Jurors who deliberated for more than four hours determined Monday that a man accused of attempted murder in the shooting of his neighbor was guilty of the crime.

Adolph Ramos Suarez, 61, now faces up to 20 years in prison for the May 2012 shooting of Jacques Gonzales, 44.

Police dubbed the crime a “road rage” shooting at the time, after witnesses reported Suarez opened fire on Gonzales after Gonzales yelled at him for speeding on a residential street.

The shooting happened on the Southeast Side in the 800 block of Utopia Lane where Suarez lives and where Gonzales’ mother lives.

Suarez' defense attorneys had claimed their client fired in self-defense and was in fear for his life during the confrontation that left Gonzales with a bullet wound to the head and two more to the abdomen.

Jurors in the 379th state District Court, where visiting Judge Maria Teresa Herr is presiding, began hearing evidence in the trial’s punishment phase Monday afternoon.

Testimony is expected to continue Tuesday.