Marine Pleads Not Guilty to Off-Base Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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 ( ) 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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