Sentencing continued for Portsmouth teenager convicted of shooting police officer

Posted at 6:10 AM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 09:02:17-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A judge continued the sentencing of a 16-year-old convicted of trying to kill a Portsmouth Police Officer.

Will Patterson Jr.'s attorney motioned for a continuance after a doctor found he was incompetent to stand trial in an unrelated robbery case.

His attorney told the judge she feels the report impacts the conviction for the November shooting of Officer Angelina Baaklini.

The teen was on trial for a week after police said he tried to kill Portsmouth Police Officer Angelina Baaklini back on November 6, 2017.

The officer was shot multiple times while patrolling on Hickory Street when she came in contact with Patterson, whom she tried to take into custody because he was a known runaway.

Patterson was found guilty of all the 12 charges against him, which included: Attempted Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Use of a Firearm while Attempting to Commit Capital Murder, Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Use of a Firearm while Committing Aggravated Malicious Wounding, Malicious Injury of a Law-Enforcement Officer, Use of a Firearm while Committing Malicious Injury of a Law-Enforcement Officer, four counts of Discharging a Firearm in a Public Place Causing Bodily Injury, Possession of a Firearm by a Juvenile, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

The 16-year-old's defense may file a motion for a mental evaluation regarding the shooting.

Will Patterson, Jr. was found incompetent to stand trial for robbery charges that are unrelated to the attempted murder of the police officer, after a hearing in Portsmouth Circuit Court on October 10.

His next court date is scheduled for January.