Man Arrested in Fashion Island Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

MarcosGurrolaNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — A man accused of firing more than 40 shots into the air outside of the Fashion Island shopping mall last month in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Friday to 66 charges, according to a court official.

Marcos Gurrola, 42, of Garden Grove faces charges of shooting at an occupied building, aggravated assault and sentencing enhancements for the use of a firearm in connection with a shooting outside of the Macy’s building about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

The shooting took place one day after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead.

In addition to charges tied to the December shooting, prosecutors said Gurrola faces 10 counts of negligent discharge of a firearm after he allegedly fired 10 shots at Fashion Island in November 2011.

Police connected him to the 2011 shooting while investigating the recent crime, prosecutors said.

As a Glock .40 semi-automatic handgun was fired at the shopping center in December, a mother and her 4-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries from panicked shoppers pushing them, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Gurrola’s next court date is scheduled for March 15 in a Newport Beach courtroom.

-Los Angeles Times

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4 comments

  • Marlin

    Hopefully, that low life thug will never walk the streets again as a free man. People like this deserve to be put away for good. I know, 'moonbeam' governor would probably let him go after a few years.

    • Jana

      I agree with you 100%. Unfortunately, ALOT of people voted for the dems again in this state, so that's part of the reason the people who should be in the slammer for things like this, aren't. LIBERAL JUDGES AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS. It's VERY sad and whackjobs just keep coming out of the woodwork, and are more and more nuts all the time.

      This guy or his lawyer will probably say he was molested when he was 6 years old, so he'll get a slap on the wrist. The crime in this state and in this country is sickening.

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