Man Accused of Firing on LAPD Officers Charged With Attempted Murder
A man who allegedly fired on LAPD officers responding to a shooting in Reseda was charged with three counts of attempted murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Cliff A. Gershowitz, 50, was accused in a Monday assault that left one officer injured and another man seriously wounded.
He was set to be arraigned at Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday afternoon on three counts of attempted murder, including two involving police officers, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was convicted in 2005 of assault on a peace officer, the DA’s office stated.
Gershowitz allegedly shot a male acquaintance during an argument in the 7100 block of Yolanda Avenue on Monday morning.
Responding police found the victim shot in the leg and the arm, and then began searching for the gunman. When they found Gershowitz several blocks away, he allegedly opened fire.
One officer was struck in the arm, but an LAPD spokesman said at the time it wasn’t clear if he was injured by a bullet or shrapnel.
Prosecutors planned to ask that Gershowitz’s bail be set at $4.07 million.