A 21-year-old Fairfield man was formally sentenced to eight years in state prison on Thursday following a plea deal that overturned an attempted murder charge on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Kendrick Tyrone Rose Jr. pleaded to the lesser charges on April 11 in Department 11, where he initially faced the more serious charge of repeatedly shooting and injuring an 18-year-old Fairfield resident. in 2020.
During the morning session at the Justice Center in Fairfield, Solano County Superior Court Judge William J. Pendergast heard a pre-sentence probation report, an investigative report on Proposition 63 (the removal of ‘guns of persons convicted of certain crimes) and the prohibition of Rose. to have firearms as a convicted felon.
Rose will remain at Stanton Correctional Center in Fairfield until transferred to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prison.
When he accepted the plea deal, with alternate public defender Robert Boyle by his side, Rose waived his rights to a jury trial and did not contest the assault charges.
Entering pleas of no contest, Rose did not admit guilt but essentially stated that he would offer no defense.
Pendergast later found him guilty of both charges of assault, specifically using an assault-type weapon.
At an earlier hearing, Pendergast denied a defense motion to reduce Rose’s $750,000 bond and release him on his own recognizance, likely due to the nature of the alleged crime, which investigators say of the police, was linked to a gang.
At a later hearing, Pendergast ordered a psychiatric examination for Rose, pursuant to Section 1026 of the Penal Code, which governs pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity. The results of the examination appeared to be the subject of a hearing which, according to court records, included an unspecified diversion motion for Rose.
The shooting happened in broad daylight on May 17, 2020, in the 300 block of East Tabor Avenue in Fairfield.
The victim, a Fairfield resident who was not identified at the time, was taken to a local hospital after being struck “in the extremities and chest” and recovered there, police investigators said of Fairfield.
Rose, who also lived in Oakland, was taken into custody after fleeing the scene on foot with the firearm, an assault rifle, said Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen, the department’s public information officer. Fairfield Police Department.
“It appears to be gang related,” he told The Reporter, adding that an officer in the area at around 5 p.m. saw Rose running away “by sheer coincidence.” , apprehended him on suspicion of attempted murder and recovered the firearm.