Man shoots inspector in the face because he came to clean up his home

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By: Chan Yuan 

A man was arrested, charged and convicted of attempted murder after shooting an inspector in the face because he came to clean up his home, prosecutors in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the 53-year-old Long Beach man pleaded no contest to the attempted murder of a Long Beach city code enforcement inspector and then standing off with police for hours.

Anthony Glen Gorospe is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in state prison when he returns to Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach, Department S20.

Deputy District Attorney Geoffrey Lewin with the Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit is handling the case.

Gorospe admitted to opening fire on a city inspector and a cleaning crew who arrived around 8:00 a.m., to clean up his apartment.

His home in the 6100 block of North John Avenue, had received several code violations. Firing from inside his front door, Gorospe hit the city inspector near the left eye.

The inspector, 51, lost the use of that eye, Lewin said.

Gorospe also pleaded no contest to two counts of assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm for shooting at officers while he was barricaded inside his home for seven hours.