After about a day and half of deliberations, a jury found Dameyion Tyshon Kennedy guilty of the attempted murder of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Maria Gascon and all other charges and allegations. He is expected to face roughly 70 years to life in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Shannon Faherty. “This guy is an incredibly dangerous person,” Faherty said. “I’m glad he’s off the street for the rest of his life.” Kennedy’s sentencing will take place after the court discusses on May 11 about his prior strike from the 1998 assault with a gun conviction in Rancho Cucamonga, Faherty said. On Dec. 10, 2009, Gascon pulled over a Mercury Cougar on Placid Road in Victorville, but Kennedy took off. Kennedy drove through the streets of Victorville but made a sudden stop, according to Gascon. She said she saw the driver open his door and stick out a gun. She heard gunshots as she ducked. She sat back up and noticed a bullet hole on the windshield right in front of where her face would have been. But Gascon kept chasing him before Kennedy made an abrupt U-turn to face off with the patrol car, the deputy said. They exchanged gunshots as they passed each other.
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