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October 31, 2014: Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Shooting at Sheriff’s Deputies in Lawndale

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 23-year-old man accused of opening fire at sheriff’s deputies in Lawndale was charged today with 16 counts, including attempted murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. 

Travis Herr (dob 7/16/91) was charged in case YA091505 with seven counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, seven counts of assault with a machine gun on a peace officer and two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling.  

On Oct. 29, Herr began firing various guns in the 4200 block of West 164th Street in Lawndale, prosecutors said. Authorities placed the neighborhood on lockdown as they evacuated nearby residents. 

Herr then shot at responding law enforcement officers from both inside and outside his home, prosecutors added. After more than two hours, Herr was shot by return gunfire and taken to an area hospital, prosecutors said. 

If convicted as charged, Herr faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

Prosecutors recommended bail be set at $7.7 million. Herr’s arraignment in Department 4 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch, will be scheduled for a later date. 

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.