Man Faces Possible Life Sentence for Shooting at Two LAPD Officers

Man Faces Possible Life Sentence for Shooting at Two LAPD Officers

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.

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  • Shooting: By AdamHill (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons