Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION - The suspect who infamously broadcast a live Facebook video while he fired upon deputies in unincorporated Covina was sentenced to prison time in January.
Sean Vasquez, 22, pleaded guilty to seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer January 22, 2019. He was immediately sentenced to 30 years and eight months in state prison, according to Shiara Dávila-Morales, media chief for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
According to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records and county booking records, as of February 21 Vasquez is serving time in the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, after having been released from Wasco State Prison.
On April 9, 2017, Deputies responded to a suspect firing at passing vehicles in the 16700 block of East Cypress Street in the unincorporated community of Vincent.
As deputies arrived and contained the home, Vasquez fired a handgun in their direction multiple times -- he even fired at two deputies in circling helicopter.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Vasquez streamed live video as he fired at deputies while taking refuge in and around a home. Eventually, he surrendered without further incident.
Originally, Vasquez was also charged with five counts of attempted murder. The five charges were eventually either dismissed or not prosecuted.