Man Who Barricaded Himself in Sylmar Home Charged With Murder, Lewd Acts on Girl, Other Crimes
A man was charged on Tuesday with murder and seven counts of a lewd act on a 14-year-old girl after he barricaded himself for hours inside a Sylmar home last week.
Authorities charged Sanchez, from Sylmar, with the single felony count of murder and the seven counts of lewd act upon a child among other charges on Tuesday, according to the DA’s office.
Sanchez is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Sergio Tabares at a Sylmar park on May 28, authorities said. Before the shooting, Sanchez “reportedly approached and pointed a shotgun at four individuals,” the DA’s office said in a news release.
The next day, authorities said, Sanchez apparently assaulted the girl. In addition, he is accused of having an illegal sexual relationship with her, the DA’s office said.
Other charges Sanchez faces are felony counts of injuring a girlfriend, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He is also charged with four counts of assault with a firearm.
If sentenced to a maximum punishment, Sanchez is looking at more than 100 years to life in state prison.
Bail was to be requested to be set at more than $2.5 million, authorities said.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the case.