LAWNDALE (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old man was charged with attempted murder Friday for allegedly opening fire on sheriff’s deputies earlier this week.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Travis Herr was charged with seven counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, seven counts of assault with a machine gun on a peace officer, and two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.
On Wednesday, deputies placed a neighborhood located in the 4200 block of West 164th Street on lock down after Herr fired various guns in the area.
After more than two hours, he was shot by return gunfire and was transported to hospital for treatment of injuries, the district attorney said.
Residents were evacuated from the area during the shoot-out, deputies explained.
If convicted, Herr faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $7.7 million.
His arraignment will be scheduled at a later date.