A California man has been arrested and charged with acts of violence against police officers. The accusations against this individual are quite serious. However, while it was originally believed that this individual shot an officer, it has since been reported that the policeman was hit by a bullet from his partner's gun. The accused is still facing a weapons charge -- among others -- for the incident in question.
Earlier in June, a 31-year-old male was taken into custody following an alleged gun fight with police in southern California. The officers were supposedly called to check on a disturbance at an area apartment complex. In the original reports regarding this event, officers claimed that, upon their arrival, this individual began firing a weapon and struck one of them. It has since been discovered that the injured policeman was actually shot by his partner.
The accused was injured in the incident. He was treated at a medical facility before he was taken into custody. He was charged with multiple counts of assault with a firearm and attempted murder. His bail was set at $3 million.
Despite learning that the accused did not actually shoot the injured officer, the charges against him have remained unaltered. The weapons charge and accusations of attempted murder are not likely to be pushed aside, though further investigation is clearly needed. This individual is entitled to a defense and unbiased criminal proceedings. By questioning the claims made by police and reviewing any and all evidence offered against the accused, it is possible that further information may be brought to light that might help this individual in court. Even though the situation may seem bleak, the accused -- with help -- can pursue legal actions that will best suit his situation.
Source: photographyisnotacrime.com, "California Suspect Charged For Cop Friendly Fire Shooting", Cassandra Fairbanks, June 19, 2015