Man charged with attempted murder in police station shooting

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The man accused of shooting at two officers in a Los Angeles police station Monday night, injuring one officer, has been charged with attempted murder, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Daniel Christopher Yealu, 29, was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer for the shooting at the Wilshire Station on Venice Boulevard.

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The injured officer, who was not wearing a bullet-proof vest, was taken to a hospital and released Tuesday night. Yealu remains hospitalized in critical condition from wounds sustained when the officers returned fire.

Yealu had applied to the LAPD in 2009 but did not make it past all the necessary steps. 

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If convicted of the charges, Yealu faces 75 years to life in state prison.

Bail is recommended at $3.3 million. 

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