Officer Attacked With His Own Gun

Officer Attacked With His Own Gun

Jose Cerpa Guzman, 29, is being held on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer. He is being held on $2.23 million bail. Guzman was charged Tuesday with two counts each of attempted murder on an officer and assault with a semi automatic firearm, as well as robbery, evading and resisting an officer, according to the district attorney’s office. LAPD chief Michael Moore has called the attack “a brutal and immediate assault” and said it was “by the grace of God that the officer survived it.” The incident occurred weeks after two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were ambushed while they were sitting in their police vehicle in Compton, about 24 kilometers north of San Pedro. The officers suffered serious gun shot wounds, but both have been released from the hospital. No arrests have been made.