Berkeley man facing life sentence for shooting policeman |

Berkeley man facing life sentence for shooting policeman

OAKLAND ” A Berkeley man is facing the possibility of life in prison after being convicted of shooting a police officer.

After deliberating for several days, a jury Tuesday convicted Howard Street of attempted murder in the shooting of Officer Darren Kacalek more than two years ago.

The 38-year-old Street was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors say Street shot at the officer five times during a confrontation in May of 2005. One of the rounds hit the officer’s badge and was blocked by his bullet-resistant vest.

Prosecutors say Street is expected to receive 39 years to life with a possibility of receiving parole when he’s sentenced.

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