LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 28-year-old Palmdale man was charged Friday with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at multiple Los Angeles Police Department officers on Sunday.
According to the LAPD, officers were responding to a radio call in the 400 block of Lincoln Boulevard when they heard gunshots directly behind them. One of the officers said she then felt a pain in her left foot and realized she had suffered an injury from ricochet.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
Two additional officers reported they were shot at while holding the perimeter and directing traffic around the initial shooting. The officers parked their vehicle at Lincoln Boulevard and Machado Street, just north of the original shooting. Two bullets struck the passenger side door of the police vehicle.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
Robbery Homicide Division detectives found security video of the suspected vehicle, and on June 3 officers in downtown L.A. spotted a vehicle matching the description driving among protesters.
The vehicle was stopped, and Gabriel Estrada was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
The District Attorney’s office Friday charged Estrada with five counts of attempted murder, one count for each of the four officers and the fifth count for a civilian who was standing with the officers at the time of the shooting.