BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) — A jury on Wednesday returned a guilty verdict in the trial of man accused of shooting a Baldwin County deputy.

Forrest Bullin was charged with attempted murder in the shooting that wounded Deputy Mike Walker in Stockton in December 2017.

Bullin was also convicted on a domestic violence charge related to the incident that deputies were responding to when the shots were fired.

“It’s a big day for us. certainly it doesn’t bring complete closure and certainly it will never get Sgt. Walker to the way he was but it does justify the sheriff department’s actions that night,” said Major Anthony Lowery.

Walker is now working as an investigator with the department’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Prosecutors were relieved to see Wednesday’s verdict come down.

“Because of what Walker and his family had to endure, this whole thing has just weighed on the hearts of so many,” said Chief Asst. District Attorney Theresa Heinz.

In July, Bullin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal gun charges related to the shooting.

Sentencing on the state charges is set for August 22.

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