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December 20, 2016: Man Charged with Domestic Violence Attack in Panorama City, Standoff in Glendale

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 21-year-old man was charged today with several felony counts for a domestic violence attack on his ex-girlfriend’s infant sister and family which led to a police pursuit that ended in Glendale, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey said Jorge Gomez (dob 11/16/95) of Pacoima faces three felony counts of attempted murder and one felony count each of resisting executive officer, fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly, first-degree residential burglary and one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage.

Case PA087810 includes the allegation that Gomez used a butcher knife and a steak knife in the attacks

Arraignment is scheduled for today in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

On Dec. 18, the defendant allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s mother’s Panorama City home and attacked the mother, the ex-girlfriend’s 11-month-old sister and another relative, the prosecutor said. Gomez is charged with then fleeing the area, leading police on a high-speed pursuit, which caused an accident in Glendale, before barricading himself for approximately four hours, the prosecutor added.

Bail is recommended at more than $3 million. If convicted as charged, Gomez faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Mission Division.