LOS ANGELES – A 27-year-old man was charged today with the attempted murder of two police officers officials said.
The attempted murder occurred in the Westlake District of Los Angeles on Friday, December 29, 2017, when Ivan Castillo, allegedly opened fire on two LAPD officers on Hartford Avenue near Downtown Los Angeles. One of the officers was shot in her leg, the second officer was not injured as a result of the gunfire. Castillo fled following the shooting but was arrested shortly after.
Castillo was charged with two counts each of attempted murder of a peace officer and assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm and one count each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. He also faces special allegations that the defendant personally used and intentionally discharged a handgun.
Bail is recommended to be set at $4.03 million. If convicted as charged, Castillo faces up to life in state prison.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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