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Tuesday, May 14 2013 04:45 PM

Life sentence for man involved in officer's 2009 shooting

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    By Henry A. Barrios/ The Californian

    Defense attorney Martha Rossiter stands in front of her client Kristopher Brian Fanning, hidden behind her and Daryl Hargis, partially visible, during their arraignment in 2009.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The third of four defendants charged in connection with the 2009 shooting of a Bakersfield police officer learned Monday that he'll likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Daryl Hargis was sentenced to 59 years to life in prison. The 20-year-old was found guilty in April of attempted murder, assault with a gun on a peace officer, attempted robbery, conspiracy and participating in a criminal street gang.

Officers Isaac Aleman and Aaron Stringer responded Sept. 20, 2009 to a report of suspicious men outside the 7-Eleven at 4647 Wilson Road, police said. A shootout took place behind the store and Sa Ron Green, 17 at the time, shot Aleman in the leg.

Green was shot by Aleman and Stringer and recovered. He's scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday on the same charges as Hargis.

Hargis, 20, surrendered the night of the shooting by lying on the ground, police said. A pellet gun was taken from him.

Hargis and Green were minors at the time, but the two were tried as adults because of the serious nature of the offense, prosecutors said. Both were reputed members of the East Side Crips.

Kristopher Brian Fanning, 16 at the time, ran from the scene but was later arrested. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in October 2010 after pleading no contest to assault with a gun.

A fourth defendant, Geneva Fanning, was sentenced to two years after pleading no contest in 2010 to participating in a criminal street gang.

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