Alleged LAX Shooter Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

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The man accused in the fatal shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on 11 felony counts, including murder and attempted murder, prosecutors announced.

Paul Ciancia LAX Shooter Suspect
Suspected LAX shooter Paul Ciancia seen in a DMV photo provided by law enforcement sources via the Los Angeles Times.

Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was charged with the murder of Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo I. Hernandez and attempted murder of TSA Officers Tony Grigsby and James Speer, who were wounded in the Nov. 1 attack.

Ciancia, a New Jersey native living in Sun Valley at the time, faces two additional counts related to Hernandez’s death: knowingly using a semiautomatic rifle to murder and cause death, and committing violence at an international airport that resulted in death.

He faces three counts that he did “knowingly carry, brandish, discharge and use a firearm” when he allegedly shot Grigsby, Speer and Brian Ludmer, a Calabasas teacher who was also wounded. The final three counts are related to allegations that Ciancia used the Smith & Wesson M&P-15 to commit acts of violence at an international airport.

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