Calif. man convicted in attack on officer faces life

Jesse Mendez was found guilty of attempting to murder Officer Kevin McDonald


Henry K. Lee
San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND, Calif. — A San Lorenzo man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of trying to murder an Oakland police motorcycle officer, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Jesse Mendez, 28, was found guilty Monday by an Alameda County jury of attempted murder of a police officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and shooting from a vehicle in the shooting nearly three years ago that wounded Officer Kevin McDonald.

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