Man sentenced to 90 years in prison for shooting officer

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 19:10:32-04

Rafael Ginn, 33, of Bryan has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after a jury convicted him of aggravated assault of a public servant.

This charge comes after the Ginn shooting Bryan Police Officer Joel Bravo on Dec. 22, 2016.

On that day, officers were called to the 200 block of South College Avenue for a robbery at the Stripes convenient store, after a pursuit through a neighborhood, Ginn opened fire through the windshield of Bravo’s cop car hitting him in the chest of his bulletproof vest, injuring him but not penetrating the vest.

After much scrutiny and forensics, it was determined that Ginn was linked to the evidence.

During the punishment phase of the trial, prosecutors presented evidence of Ginn’s previous criminal conduct, including multiple incidents of domestic violence and burglary of a habitation. Prosecutors also called an official from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who testified that during Ginn’s time in prison during 2010 he was a confirmed member of the Crips, criminal street gang.

Today Ginn was sentenced to a 90-year sentence by 361st District Judge Steve Smith.

Officer Bravo continues to serve with the Bryan Police Department.

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