BRIGHTON, Colo. — A man who was involved in a firefight with a Northglenn police officer has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors with the Adams County District Attorney’s Office say 24-year-old Adrian Moya entered his plea Monday and faces 20 to 32 years in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 18.

He shot the officer in the abdomen and chest during a traffic stop Dec. 19. The officer, who was saved by his ballistic vest, returned fire and wounded Moya in the right and left upper shoulders, the chin and in both legs.

Moya was a passenger in the car and was wanted on an arrest warrant.

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