A Maricopa County Superior Court jury handed down the death penalty Tuesday against a man who pleaded guilty in the 2007 shooting death of a Phoenix police officer.
Police say 23-year-old Edward James Rose fatally shot 23-year-old Officer George Cortez Jr. after the officer tried to arrest Rose at a west Phoenix check-cashing store on July 27, 2007.
The shooting was captured on the store's surveillance video.
Earlier, Rose's girlfriend, 21-year-old Norma Lisa Lopez, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder in Cortez's death.
Authorities say Lopez reportedly distracted Cortez, which allowed Rose to shoot him.
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