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Man who shot Bexar County deputy serving him with warrants sentenced to 40 years in prison

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SAN ANTONIO — A man who shot a sheriff's deputy as he tried to serve him with several warrants at a house outside of San Antonio has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Juan Daniel Gonzales Jr. pleaded no contest Friday to attempted capital murder of a police officer. The 40-year-old was then sentenced to 40 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.

He was arrested in February 2013 after twice shooting Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Jose Esquivel in 2013. Esquivel, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was shot in the arms. He survived.

Esquivel fired back 14 times at Gonzales, who was hiding in the laundry room. But Gonzales was not struck.

The warrants accused Gonzales of felony theft, retaliation and failing to register as a sex offender.

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