West Covina man gets 148 years plus nine life terms for El Monte shootout

A Pomona Superior Court judge threw the book Tuesday at a West Covina man, sentencing him to 148 years plus nine life terms for trying to kill three El Monte officers and two civilians during a 2010 shootout with police.

Investigators said two officers, a civilian and the defendant, German Jimenez, were wounded in the May 28, 2010 shootout on Valley Boulevard and Durfee Avenue.

Judge Robert Martinez also ordered the 45-year-old Jimenez to pay $151,148.82 in restitution.

Jimenez was convicted on March 15 of three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, three counts of assault on a peace officer with a firearm; two counts of attempted murder of the civilians, two counts of assault with a firearm on the civilians and one count of attempted carjacking, according to Shiara Davila-Morales, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.

She said jurors also found true the special allegations of personal use of a firearm, discharge of a firearm with great bodily injury, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle and infliction of great bodily injury.

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