In Martinez, California, the local District Attorney’s Office has formally charged a man from Pleasant Hill with a series of felonies, including the attempted murder of law enforcement officers, firearm assault, and domestic abuse.
The accused, Chunliam Nai Saechao, 40, a former police officer from Pittsburg, is currently detained without the possibility of bail at the Martinez Detention Facility. His arraignment is pending for his involvement in a December 8th confrontation, during which it is alleged that Saechao, possibly experiencing a mental health crisis, fired at his wife as she attempted to enter their home and subsequently barricaded himself inside for nearly three days.
While engaged in a lengthy standoff, Saechao reportedly fired on police officers who were evacuating nearby residents, hitting a police vehicle with officers inside; fortunately, no officers were harmed.
The legal filing includes two counts of attempted murder targeting a peace officer, one count of spousal injury, and six counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer or firefighter, along with additional penalties for the use or discharge of a firearm during the commission of these crimes.