Jose Vaca pleaded not guilty in court after being shot by BPD

Posted at 4:10 PM, Dec 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-29 19:10:57-05

A man shot by police during a routine traffic stop on December 19 entered a not guilty plea Thursday.

Jose Vaca, 29, was pulled over by an officer during a routine traffic stop and got out of his vehicle holding a rifle. Officers shot him multiple times.

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Vaca was charged with attempted murder, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, and participating in a street gang.

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Vaca will be back in court January 10 for a pre-preliminary hearing. His bail is set at $500,000.