Crime & Justice

Man charged for allegedly trying to murder 10 LA sheriff's deputies

A suspect was arrested Friday, June 24, 2016 after an overnight search for the gunman in a shooting that left two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies critically injured in Bellflower.
A suspect was arrested Friday, June 24, 2016 after an overnight search for the gunman in a shooting that left two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies critically injured in Bellflower.
NBC L.A.

Prosecutors have charged a man with attempting to murder 10 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies during a running gunbattle while fleeing a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower last week.

Prosecutors on Tuesday also charged Juan Manuel Martinez with holding a hostage during a nearly eight-hour standoff.

Martinez allegedly shot and wounded a motorcycle deputy who pulled him over, wounded one of four other deputies who arrived, and then fired at another set of deputies.

Prosecutors plan to ask that the 39-year-old Burbank man be held on $11 million bail when he is arraigned Tuesday.

He faces 10 counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, and one felony count each of false imprisonment of a hostage, dissuading a witness by threat of force and possession of a firearm by a felon.