An Attempt to Kill a CHP Officer Nets Fontana Man 40 Years to Life

An Attempt to Kill a CHP Officer Nets Fontana Man 40 Years to Life

John Alfred Garcia

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced that a Fontana man did indeed try to kill a California Highway Patrol officer during a West Covina traffic stop. John Alfred Garcia (32) pleaded guilty on October 18th to one count of attempted murder of a police officer.

Case KA110677 also included Garcia’s discharging a semiautomatic shotgun, causing great bodily injury. Garcia pleaded guilty to that as well.

On September 11, 2015, a CHP officer attempted to pull over Garcia’s SUV. After the officer approached the vehicle, a gun battle commenced. The officer received serious injuries. A high-speed chase ensued, which later ended in Fontana only when Garcia’s SUV ran out of gas.

During the initial shootout with CHP officers, the defendant had been wounded. He was taken to a hospital. The case was investigated by the CHP.

Deputy District Attorneys Jack Garden and Robert Serna of the Crimes Against Peace Officers Section prosecuted the case. The defendant was immediately sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.

An Attempt to Kill a CHP Officer Nets Fontana Man 40 Years to Life was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by admin
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