The man who allegedly shot and wounded his mother, a neighbor and an Arcadia police officer has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced Friday.
Nurhan Venk, 47, faces five counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, one count of attempted murder with an elder abuse allegation, one count of mayhem, and two counts of elder abuse.
The Arcadia Police Department initially responded to reports that Venk was threatening his mother with a gun inside a home in the 2500 block of Greenfield Avenue in Arcadia at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
A 12-year-old boy was also inside.
Gunshots rang out, and an officer was struck, police said.
Though Venk’s mother and the child were able to escape the home, she was shot in the chest, and a neighbor was shot in the eye by a stray bullet, officials said.
After a multi-hour standoff, Venk eventually surrendered to police shortly before 11 p.m. He appeared to have sustained a gunshot wound, although it was unclear how he was wounded.
“Domestic disputes like these can often have fatal consequences but fortunately in this instance the victims who were shot are expected to survive,” Gascón said. “I appreciate the bravery and unwavering dedication by officers who risk their lives every day to protect our communities.”
Venk was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.