VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California Marine has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges related to a shooting incident at his off-base apartment.
The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1gu07LI ) 26-year-old Christopher Michael Johnson is accused of firing four shots in his Vista apartment on Christmas night - two at his television and two into the walls. No one was hurt.
He faces charges of negligent discharge of a firearm and shooting in an occupied dwelling.
Several neighboring apartments were evacuated after the gunfire erupted. Johnson surrendered after an hours-long standoff with sheriff's deputies.
Johnson's attorney, Alex Ozols, told reporters that Johnson has been deployed overseas three times and that his post-traumatic stress disorder will be a defense at trial.
Superior Court Judge Martin Steven ordered Johnson to abstain from drinking alcohol and to remain on base at Camp Pendleton.
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