A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member accused of opening fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute pleaded guilty Tuesday to grossly negligent discharge of a firearm in a plea deal that dropped attempted murder charges.
Oscar Freddie Torres also admitted sentencing enhancement allegations for the personal use of a firearm and criminal street gang activity, according to court records.
Two counts each of attempted murder on a peace officer and assault with a weapon not a firearm on a peace officer were dismissed.
Torres was scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 13.
Police described Torres as a “self-admitted/documented gang member.”
Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of South Hesperian Street just before 4:45 p.m. on Aug. 13, to handle a “family disturbance,” according to Santa Ana police.
When officers arrived, Torres opened fire in their direction multiple times, but they did not return fire and escaped injury, police said. Torres ran away, but was later arrested at his nearby residence.
—City News Service
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