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Bakersfield man shot by police during routine traffic stop takes plea deal

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 20:10:36-04

Jose Vaca, of Bakersfield, took a plea deal and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Vaca was shot by police during a routine traffic stop in December of last year.

Police say after Vaca was pulled over, he got out of his vehicle holding a rifle.

Officers shot Vaca several times and he suffered moderate injuries. BPD said Vaca was shot nine times; Vaca himself said he was hit with 12 bullets, three of which went through him.

He was charged with attempted murder, assault with a semi-automatic firearm on an officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and participating in a street gang. 

Those were dropped after pleading no contest to assault with a semi-automatic firearm.

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