THREE men involved in two shooting incidents in Huddersfield are facing long jail terms.
Marcus Rhoden, 23, had already pleaded guilty to trying to murder two police firearms officers.
Matthew Fray, 27, has also pleaded guilty to firearms offences resulting from the same incident.
A third man, Rahuel Delucca, 37, had denied his involvement in an earlier shooting on the same day.
But yesterday a jury unanimously convicted him of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
The jury at Bradford Crown Court had been told by prosecutor Simon Myerson QC that Delucca, of Lonsbrough Flats, Southgate, Huddersfield, had fired five or six shots into Matthew Francois's empty car while it was outside a takeaway in Alder Street, Hillhouse.
Delucca had also denied a separate allegation that he had possession of the re-activated Browning handgun which Rhoden used later to shoot at the windscreen of the policemen's car later that same night.
The jury found him not guilty of this second charge.
The four-day trial had heard how a firearms officer was hit by flying glass when Rhoden, of no fixed address, shot at his unmarked car, shattering the windscreen.
Pc Andrew Branch had only been in the firearms unit for three weeks when he and a colleague, Pc Marcus Banks, went to Fray's flat in Clare Hill.
After shooting at the officers Rhoden ran into a block of flats.
While the officers were covering the rear of the premises Rhoden, together with Delucca and Fray, jumped out through a front window and ran off.
Mr Myerson said a woman in the flat had allegedly seen Delucca and Fray `handing things up' to Rhoden as he was putting the guns and ammunition in the loft area.
Police found two prohibited handguns in the loft.
DNA testing established that Delucca had fired the 9mm handgun and the bullets found in Alder Street had come from that weapon.
Mr Myerson said Delucca was regarded by others as a `fantasist'. He said that after the two incidents on November 10 Delucca had made video and written confessions claiming responsibility for everything, including the shooting at the police officers.
He said Delucca had made arrangements to go to the Caribbean in December and had started selling all his belongings.
Delucca was arrested in Huddersfield before he was able to leave the country and in his first interview he continued to accept responsibility for both incidents.
But in a later interview he said he had shot up Mr Francois's car with the intention of `sending him a message'.
After the jury's verdicts Judge James Stewart adjourned sentence on all three men to a date that has yet to be fixed. Sentence may possibly be passed at Leeds Crown Court.