A 29-year-old Los Angeles man has actually been charged with trying to end the life of two Los Angeles Authorities Department officers at the LAPD’s Harbor Station in San Pedro on Saturday night, district attorneys stated Monday.
Jose Cerpa Guzman is set to be arraigned at the Long Beach court house on two counts each of attempted murder and assault with a semiautomatic firearm, in addition to one count each of second-degree break-in, averting and withstanding an officer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Investigators state it’s not clear why the 29-year-old Guzman showed up at the Harbor Station or how he had the ability to enter the front lobby.
Once he got in, he approached and things quickly got heated before turning violent.
The policeman fell to the ground and the suspect had the ability to grab hold of his gun, and after that proceeded to repeatedly strike the officer in the head with it.
Craig Lally of the LA Police Protective League said he thinks this person was wanting to injure an officer, and would have discovered another method even if the door was protected.
“It’s very disturbing, it’s sickening to me,” said Lally. ” I’m going on 40 years next year, and I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve never seen the amount of attacks on police officers. Not only in L.A., but across the country.”