Rosamond man sentenced for shooting at deputies in 2015

Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 19:32:18-05

UPDATE (March 1, 2017 4 p.m.): The Kern County District Attorney's Office found the two deputies' use of their weapons was reasonable and justified under the law in this case.


The suspect involved in a 2015 shooting in Rosamond was sentenced by the District Attorney’s Office Tuesday.

Luis Macias was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for attempted murder plus an additional 29 years.

He was convicted of criminal threats, attempted murder of a peace officer with premeditation and deliberation, assault with a semiautomatic firearm against another peace officer, resisting arrest with violence, and brandishing a weapon to avoid arrest.

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Macias was approached by two citizens accusing him of stealing on November 8, 2014. He pulled out a gun and threatened to kill him.

On July 28, 2015, deputies went to Macias’ house to arrest him on outstanding felony warrants.

Macias fired at the deputies and they returned fire. Eventually, Macias surrendered and was taken to the hospital for multiple gunshot wounds.