Greenville man found guilty of charges connected to shooting, standoff

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — A man accused of a shooting before a standoff with Greenville police may face a life sentence.

Zee Zee Zelazurro, 37, of Greenville was found guilty Tuesday of possessing a firearm after a conviction of a felony and a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, according to the U.S. Attorneyโ€™s Office in the District of South Carolina.  

Greenville police responded to a reported shooting on Pelham Road in May 2017. Prosecutors say officers found Zelazurro after responding and say he refused to follow instructions and pointed a handgun at police.

Zelazurro was arrested after an hour and a half long standoff.

Authorities say he was armed with a semi-automatic handgun that was purchased by his ex-girlfriend. Zelazurro has prior convictions for aggravated assault, accessory after the fact to an armed robbery, assault on a federal officer and other crimes. 

Zelazurro remains in custody and may face up to life in prison, prosecutors say. 

He will be sentenced at a later date. 

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