Defendant Sentenced for Attempted Murders of Police Officers, Shooting at Occupied Apartment
DATE: December 10, 2018
CASE: Armani Lee (Case #17FE002754)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Matthew Moore, Career Criminal Prosecution Unit
The Honorable Richard Sueyoshi sentenced Armani Lee to 173 years to life in prison. On October 30, 2018, a jury convicted Lee of attempted murder of a police officer, attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and felon in possession of a firearm.
On February 4, 2017, Armani Lee got into a physical altercation with a female victim. After the fight was over, Lee pulled out a gun and fired at the victim’s apartment. Both the victim’s boyfriend and friend were in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
On February 10, 2017, officers tracked Lee to a house and tried to arrest him for the shooting. Lee fled and fired multiple shots at the officers. Officers returned fire and hit Lee, who was then taken into custody.
Lee was sentenced pursuant to California’s “Three strikes” law. Lee was previously convicted of two separate robberies, one in 2010 and the other in 2006.