Riverside County Superior Court judge imposes sentence on gun battle case

■ Chronicle News Staff In February, a Murrieta jury convicted Rafael Rodriguez Diaz, 30 of attempted murder of a peace officer, assault on a peace officer, two counts each of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and felony evading, resisting arrest and sentence enhancing allegations of committing a crime while on bail and use of a firearm during a felony. According to court records, Diaz had prior convictions for criminal street gang activity, burglary and vandalism to a power or telephone line. Diaz was sentenced on Friday to 54 years in state prison. According to the prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Scott Mason, Diaz had several issues with the

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