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LAPD Copter Shooting Results in Six Felony Charges

April 26, 2011  | 

Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old Tuesday with half a dozen felonies, including attempted murder of a peace officer, in connection with the Easter Sunday shooting of an LAPD helicopter that pierced its fuel tank.

Danny Anthony Lopez was charged with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, two counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm, one count of shooting at an occupied aircraft, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm as part of a street gang with the allegation he personally discharged a firearm.

If convicted, Lopez could face a maximum term of life in prison. He was being held in Los Angeles County jail in lieu of $2.24-million bail.

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