- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two men arrested following an armed standoff in a Los Angeles suburb have been charged with attempted murder.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1omwt2y) 37-year-old Jason Devore of La Habra and 19-year-old George Contreras of Los Angeles were charged Thursday.

The felony criminal complaint includes a special allegation that Devore discharged a firearm in the commission of the crime.

The men were arrested Tuesday night, hours after Devore, allegedly armed with a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest, barricaded himself after officers tried to arrest him. Contreras was also inside the mobile home in the Norwalk area.

Authorities had been investigating Devore for a series of robberies in the Pomona area.

About 30 homes were evacuated during the standoff and several shots were fired at law enforcement personnel.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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