A Monroe County Court jury has found Negus DeSouza of Rochester guilty of attempted assault, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
DeSouza got into a gunfight on 6th Street in the city when he tried to use a rifle to hold up a city water bureau employee as he worked on a water line. The intended victim pulled out his legally registered gun and defended himself, shooting DeSouza in the leg as both men fired at each other.
DeSouza fled and got a friend to drive him to the hospital, where police caught up with him.
He'll be sentenced on August 14th.