Updated: May 2
Marvin Joseph Chang has undergone at least three surgeries since he was shot Friday and remains in critical condition. No arraignment has been scheduled.
Tulare County, CA - District Attorney Tim Ward has announced that criminal charges have been filed against 32-year-old Marvin Joseph Chang of Los Angeles County, in the February 19th high-speed chase that resulted in a California Highway Patrol officer being shot and injured.
According to a news release from the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Chang is charged with eight counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, flight and evading a peace officer, throwing a substance at a vehicle, discharge of a firearm, criminal threats, and being a felon in possession of body armor, a firearm, and ammunition. All charges are felonies.
According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, a female California Highway Patrol officer was struck in the shoulder by Chang's gunfire and is expected to recover her injuries.
Most of the charges against Chang are enhanced because of allegations that he intentionally discharged a firearm causing great bodily injury to a peace officer and that he already possesses a prior felony conviction for a 2018 assault in Los Angeles County.
Due to the fact that Chang remains in critical condition and has undergone at least three surgeries since he was shot Friday, no arraignment has been scheduled.
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