A California man, identified as 29-year-old Jose Delgado, now faces two counts of attempted murder after firing a ghost gun at an LAPD squad car. The incident occurred as six Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Patrol officers were driving along the city’s East Side. Delgado allegedly opened fire, hitting one of the squad cars. The shooting was captured on dash camera video, and officers can be heard calling for assistance via radio.
Security camera footage shows Delgado running from the police before tossing his ghost gun onto the side of the road. Officers quickly recovered the weapon. A ghost gun is manufactured without a serial number, making it impossible for investigators to trace. It can be purchased without completing a background check.
After a brief chase, officers caught up with Delgado and attempted to apprehend him. Delgado resisted arrest and was eventually tased before being taken into custody. He was later treated for injuries sustained during the altercation and cleared to be released from the hospital. Delgado was subsequently booked into the Los Angeles County Jail.
Delgado now faces multiple charges, including two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.