WOODLAND HILLS—Prosecutors have submitted their case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office and are hoping for felony charges to be brought against ex-LAUSD Officer Jeff Stenroos.

On January 19, Stenroos reported that he had been shot when he confronted a suspect trying to break into cars near El Camino Real High School.

This led to a massive manhunt that involved approximately 350 officers as well as police helicopters and placed El Camino Real and neighboring schools on lockdown for nearly six hours. Residents were not able to leave or return to their homes due to many streets being closed off to civilian traffic. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the manhunt cost the department hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime as well as other expenses.

Initially, Stenroos’s report was believed to be true due to his injuries being consistent with being shot. But during follow up interviews, investigating officers noticed many inconsistencies and contradictions within his story.

A little over a week later, Stenroos admitted to making up the whole story and was arrested on suspicion of filing a false police report. He was released on $20,000 bail several hours later.

At a press conference on Thursday, Beck said he was “furious” about the hoax and “very desirous of a felony filing.”

A decision from the District Attorney’s office regarding the decision if felony charges will be sought will not be known for several days.