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3 Sentenced to Prison for Shooting at Salinas Police Officer

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Three Salinas men were sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder for shooting at a police officer while trying to evade a traffic stop, prosecutors said Thursday. Daniel Magdaleno, 28, received a 30-year, four month prison sentence, and 27-year-old Daniel Sanchez and 28-year-old Alexander Padilla were each sentenced to 20 years, according to prosecutors.

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo said Magdaleno, Sanchez and Padilla were in a vehicle Sanchez was driving on April 23 when Magdaleno started shooting at a Salinas police officer who was pursuing them. The officer, identified as Anthony Parker, was uninjured, and his patrol vehicle was not struck in the shooting. Parker was able to apprehend Sanchez and Magdaleno was arrested shortly after. Padilla was arrested on April 25.

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