Man faces 3 murder counts in California rampage

The Associated PressJuly 15, 2014 

— A man arrested after a weekend shooting rampage in Pasadena has been charged with three counts of murder.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday that 44-year-old John Izeal Smith also faces three counts of attempted murder.

Smith is accused of killing 90-year-old Luis Fernando Aguiar inside a house and 59-year-old Maria Teresa Aguiar outside the dwelling on Saturday.

A neighbor, 31-year-old Jose Hernandez Iribe, was also fatally shot.

Two other people were grazed by bullets and shrapnel. One of the attempted-murder counts alleges an attempt to kill a police officer.

Investigators say Smith fired a total of 40 bullets.

He was arrested after a 90-minute standoff.

Smith appeared in court Tuesday but arraignment was postponed until August. It's not clear whether he's hired an attorney.

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