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Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

David Chou of Las Vegas has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder, and four counts of possessing destructive devices with intent to kill or harm. David Chou of Las Vegas has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, five counts of attempted murder, and four counts of possessing destructive devices with intent to kill or harm. |  Photo: Cropped FOX 10 Phoenix / YouTube

AMY TAXIN and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press
Created: May 17, 2022 04:21 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged the suspect in the California church shooting with one count of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer also announced Tuesday that 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas faces four counts of possessing destructive devices with intent to kill or harm. Arraignment is expected later Tuesday.

Authorities have said Chou is a U.S. citizen who grew up in Taiwan and was motivated by hatred of Taiwanese people.

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Chou is accused of opening fire during a Sunday luncheon for members of a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in the city of Laguna Woods. A doctor who heroically charged the gunman was killed and five other people were wounded. 

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AMY TAXIN and STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press

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