The shooter accused of firing upon and injuring a man in Azusa was sentenced to prison time July 11.
Jonathan Rojo, 21, from Glendora, was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of one charge of assault with a firearm. His victim, only described as an adult male, was struck multiple times, once in an arm and in the pelvic area. The injuries were considered non-life threatening.
Rojo appeared in court May 10, was charged with assault with a firearm and pleaded not guilty. On July 11, Rojo changed his plea to no contest during a pre preliminary hearing. He was convicted of the charge and was immediately sentenced to prison time, said Sarah Ardalani, public information officer with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Azusa Police officers reported hearing gunshots around 4:46 a.m. in the 100 block of West Tenth Street while tending to a disturbance call May 8. An officer searching the area quickly saw a potential suspect fleeing, Azusa Police said in a written statement.
Azusa and Glendora Police officers established a containment to search for possible victims. Police found the male victim two blocks north of the containment, Azusa Police said.
While Los Angeles County Firefighters stabilized the victim and transported him to an area hospital, police found Rojo hiding in a resident’s yard south of the crime scene. Rojo matched the suspect’s description and was arrested without incident, Azusa Police said.
A loaded handgun was found near the crime scene.