Long Beach man charged in shooting
LONG BEACH—A 51-year-old Long Beach man suspected of shooting a Long Beach city code enforcement inspector in the face before launching a sevenhour standoff with police was charged last week with attempted murder of police officers and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Anthony Glen Gorospe is scheduled to be arraigned after 1:30 p.m. at Long Beach Superior Court, Department J.
Gorospe is charged with 15 felony counts, including one count of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder; three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer; five counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm; five counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The complaint alleges he personally discharged a firearm, a rifle.
Prosecutors are asking bail be set at $5 million.
Shortly before 8 a.m. July 5, Gorospe allegedly opened fire on a city inspector and a cleaning crew who arrived at his home in the 6100 block of North John Avenue.
Officials said the property had received several code violations and the inspector and cleaning crew arrived to begin cleanup.
Gorospe allegedly opened fire from inside his front door, hitting the city inspector near the left eye. Gorospe allegedly remained barricaded in his home, shooting at police until he was arrested about 3 p.m.
Gorospe, who was convicted of a drug offense in 1989, faces multiple life sentences if convicted.
Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray with the Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit is assigned to prosecute the case.