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Aldridge to face 19 counts following standoff

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 10:54:32-04

The man who fired a shot while being served a warrant, leading to a standoff, is set to face 19 charges when he appears in court Thursday.

On Tuesday, Darren Aldridge was being served a warrant by the California Highway Patrol. He fired a shot, and then holed himself up in a home in the 6200 block of Mignonette Street. 

After a standoff that lasted about five hours, Aldridge surrendered peacefully.

Aldridge, who is being held on $4.8 million bail, faces eight counts of attempted murder and six counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling or vehicle. He also faces weapons charges and obstruction. 

The 48-year-old Aldridge, who has used the aliases Darren Eugene Aldridge, Darrin Eugene Aldridge, Darren Xugene Aldridge, Darren Ian Aldridge and Lonnie Aldridge, has been arrested 17 times since 1988. 

His last arrest came in August, 2014 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was acquitted.