New Federal Charges Filed in California Synagogue Shooting

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A make-shift memorial sits across the street from the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Poway, California, one day after a teenage gunman opened fire, killing one person and injuring three others including the rabbi as worshippers marked the final day of Passover, authorities said. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue, killing one person and wounding three others.

A federal grand jury on Tuesday handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.

He earlier pleaded not guilty to 109 federal charges including committing a hate crime and to state charges, including murder, in connection with the April 27 attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue. The charges also include attempted arson of a mosque.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old attacked the synagogue with a semi-automatic rifle and was carrying 50 extra rounds of ammunition but had trouble reloading. He was chased outside and later captured.


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