Fontana Man, Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder

 

 

John Alfred Garcia, a Fontana man, 32, has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a peace officer, he admitted that he tried to kill a California Highway Patrol officer in 2015 during a traffic stop at West Covina.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office also announced that he admitted to discharging a semiautomatic shotgun causing great bodily injury, he was immediately sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office also announced that he admitted to discharging a semiautomatic shotgun causing great bodily injury, he was immediately sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison. This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Jack Garden and Robert Serna of the Crimes Against Peace Officers Section.

A CHP officer attempted to pull over Garcia on September 11th, 2015, who was driving an SUV in West Covina, and after the officer approached, a gun battle ensued, which resulted in serious injuries to the officer. A high speed chase began and ended later in Fontana when Garcia’s car ran out of gas. He had also been wounded in the shootout with CHP officers in West Covina, and was taken to the hospital.