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November 28, 2018: Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence Attack in Panorama City, Standoff in Glendale

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A 23-year-old man was sentenced today to more than 70 years to life in state prison 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 of Pacoima was found guilty on Oct. 31 of four felony counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, as well as one felony count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly and dissuading a witness by force or threat and one misdemeanor count of hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage.

The jury also found true allegations that Gomez used a knife in the attacks, he inflicted great bodily injury, and the attempted murders were willful, deliberate and premeditated.

On Dec. 18, 2016, Gomez broke into the Panorama City home of his ex-girlfriend’s mother. The defendant then attacked the mother and the ex-girlfriend’s 11-month-old sister, according to court testimony.

Gomez also lunged toward the ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old sister, but was shielded from the attack by the young victim’s aunt, the prosecutor said. Gomez then fled 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.

Case PA087810 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Mission Division.