Firing at Policemen in the Traffic Stop: The sentence to Juan Manuel Martínez, 42, occurs after being convicted of six counts of attempted murder of an officer and assault with a firearm, among others
Juan Manuel Martínez was sentenced today to spend 221 years in prison for attacking six police officers in Los Angeles in 2016 when they tried to arrest him at a checkpoint in a Latino neighborhood.
The sentence to Martinez, 42, occurs after being found guilty on June 7 of six counts of attempted murder of an officer and assault with a firearm, among others.
The events occurred on June 23, 2016, when the Spaniard drove through the checkpoint in a Latino area of Los Angeles and was stopped by a motorized officer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD).
The man opened fire on the officer and other agents who were on the scene and managed to flee on foot to hide in a house, where he took a man hostage for more than eight hours.
Members of the special tactics team SWAT managed to arrest him after using tear gas and without the hostage being wounded.
The two sheriffs who were injured were treated and recovered from their injuries.
The convicted had a history of crimes related to drugs and theft and is in a state prison where he will serve his long sentence.
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