Man accused of shooting rampage from LA rooftop pleads not guilty

Man accused of shooting rampage from LA rooftop pleads not guiltyMan accused of shooting rampage from LA rooftop pleads not guilty
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Michelle De Pacina
25 days ago
A man accused of going on a shooting spree from the roof of an apartment building in Los Angeles pleaded not guilty to all charges brought against him.
Key points:
  • At around 10:30 p.m. on April 13, Victoryloc Vinh Nguyen, 41, allegedly went on a shooting rampage from the rooftop of the Marina del Rey apartment complex where he lives. 
  • No one was injured in the shooting.
  • On April 16, he pleaded not guilty to several charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. 
The details:
  • During the shooting, Nguyen was equipped with a tactical vest and had two assault weapons, a handgun and multiple loaded magazines. He allegedly fired over 90 rounds at Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies and residents from various spots within the complex over three hours.
  • He was charged with two counts of willful, deliberate, attempted murder of a peace officer; one count of attempted murder; 10 counts of assault with a machine gun or assault weapon upon a peace officer; four counts of assault with a machine gun or assault weapon upon a civilian; one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling; and one count of first-degree residential burglary.
  • When Nguyen appeared in court last week, he was seen smiling and making a “hand heart” toward people in the courtroom. Despite his plea, evidence suggests a serious case against him.
  • “I am deeply outraged by the senseless shooting rampage carried out by Mr. Nguyen and I am thankful that no one was injured,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a press release. “Innocent civilians and law enforcement officers were callously targeted without provocation.” 
  • Nguyen’s bail is set at $5.275 million. A preliminary hearing setting has been scheduled for May 13. If convicted, Nguyen could face life imprisonment.
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