Daly City man sentenced to 9 years in prison after assaulting police officer

REDWOOD CITY — A Daly City man was sentenced to nine years in prison in connection to the 2021 assault of a police officer that led to a struggle over a loaded gun, according to prosecutors.

Rafael Jesus Candray Jr., 28, was sentenced on Nov. 15 after he pled no contest to the charge as part of a deal for the six-year sentence in relation to the assault and another three years for a previous felony drunk driving charge. He received slightly more than three years’ credit for time served.

Around 10 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021, Daly City police responded to a report that a man was drunk and being abusive to his mother in the 1000 block of St. Francisco Boulevard. The man, Candray, fled the scene when he noticed that police had arrived, authorities said.

Prosecutors said Candray returned to the home just two hours later and banged on the door before attempting to force his way into the home. An officer arrived at the home and grabbed Candray to pull him away.

At that time, the officer felt a handgun in Candray’s jacket. The officer grabbed the barrel of the gun through the jacket and the pair struggled over control of the weapon. At one point, Candray tried to point the gun at the officer, according to prosecutors.

Eventually the officer gained control of the gun and Candray. The gun, a Ruger handgun, was loaded with three live rounds.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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